Name released of man shot by OHP trooper
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Oklahoma Highway Patrol has released the name of a man who was shot by a trooper while apparently trying to take the trooper's gun during a traffic stop in Tulsa.
Trooper Betsy Randolph said Wednesday that 33-year-old Kermit Lee Farrish of Tulsa was shot in the leg about 1 a.m. Tuesday by Trooper Shiloh Hall. Farrish was treated at a Tulsa hospital then arrested on charges that include felony assault and battery on a peace officer.
Hall is on paid leave pending an investigation into the shooting.
Randolph says Farrish had been stopped for having an expired tag when he fought with Hall and tried to grab the trooper's gun. Randolph says the search continues for a passenger in Farrish's vehicle who fled the scene during the traffic stop.
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