A man who was shot and killed by police following a high-speed pursuit from Prague to Seminole County over the weekend has been identified as an Arkansas man.
Tuesday, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, while updating information on Sunday's event, identified the man killed as Franklin Robert Vaughn, 39, of Coal Hill, Arkansas.
It was about 1:42 p.m. Sunday when the Prague Police Department received a call about a man allegedly assaulting a female while driving.
Prague officers identified the suspect vehicle and initiated a vehicle pursuit, which continued southbound on Highway 377, where additional law enforcement agencies joined the pursuit to provide assistance.
On the south side of Seminole, an Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper performed a tactical vehicle intervention maneuver, agents said, disabling the subject vehicle.
“At the cessation of the pursuit, the male subject raised a rifle and officers from multiple agencies discharged their weapons,” the OSBI released in a statement.
Vaughn was pronounced dead at the scene.
No one else was in Vaughn's vehicle at the time the pursuit ended.
The Seminole County Sheriff's Office and Seminole Police Department requested OSBI investigate the officer-involved shooting and the Oklahoma Highway Patrol is assisting.
Numerous agents conducted the crime scene investigation to document the pursuit and interview witnesses and involved parties. Once the OSBI completes its investigation, the report will be forwarded to the Seminole County District Attorney's Office for review.
Officers involved in the pursuit and/or shooting were from the Prague Police Department, Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Seminole Nation Lighthorse Police, Seminole County Sheriff's Office and Seminole Police Department.