Man shoots himself after Bryan County pursuit
(KTEN) — On Wednesday, Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers responded to a call for help involving a Gainesville man who was reportedly threatening to harm himself.
Capt. Scott Hampton said troopers tried stopping the man in his vehicle, and that led to a pursuit from northern Bryan County to Fort Washita.
Hampton says said the driver eventually stopped, got out of his vehicle, and shot himself.
"He could face traffic violation charges on our behalf as far as attempting to elude, and traffic violations that occurred during the pursuit," Hampton said. "Those will be looked at at a later date to be delivered to the district attorney in Bryan County."
Hampton said the driver is stable and conscious with no life-threatening injuries.
If you or someone you know is facing a mental health crisis, call 988 for help.