Suspect identified in Talihina shootout

Bradley Webster / via Bradley Webster Facebook Page
By: 
Amanda Corbin
News Reporter

According to various media reports, Oklahoma Highway Patrol has officially identified the suspect in the May 11 shootout and fire in Talihina as Bradley Webster.

Webster was killed after troopers served a drug-related warrant on his residence in downtown Talihina.

Law enforcement authorities claim Webster may have "booby trapped" his building with an explosive device to catch fire.

OHP Capt. Paul Timmons said Webster had made anti-police remarks in the past and said he would not be going back to prison. Timmons told the media that Webster had a criminal past.

Four troopers were injured by either shrapnel or gunfire when they entered the building but only received minor injuries. A fifth trooper was shot but saved by his ballistic vest. Timmons said they immediately were met with gunfire, and that the building also immediately caught fire.

Law enforcement believed Webster may have been manufacturing or housing drugs in the building.

Two buildings were destroyed, including Webster's residence and the old Treats and Treasures.

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