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Three Arrested In Shooting of Oklahoma Officer at Traffic Stop

Associated Press

August 31, 2010

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A woman and two teenage boys have been arrested in the shooting and wounding of an Oklahoma City police officer.

Capt. Patrick Stewart says 27-year-old officer Katie Lawson was shot about 10:40 p.m. Sunday while in her patrol car as she was leaving a traffic stop. He says Lawson returned fire but did not hit the suspects.

She remained hospitalized in good condition Monday afternoon.

Stewart says police arrested 52-year-old Vilma Escalante, 18-year-old Hector Escalante and 16-year-old Alex Mercado for shooting with intent to kill. He did not know if any of the three had a lawyer.

Stewart says numerous shots were fired but it was not known which of three opened fire. He declined to say where or how many times Lawson was hit or if a motive for the shooting has been found.


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    Animal802

    almost 5 years ago

    24 Comments

    I am friends with this officer. My heart goes out to you and your family. Get well Katie.

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    wiseass0282

    almost 5 years ago

    10982 Comments

    Wishing a speedy recovery for the Officer. Glad they got the three that were involved. More details in the story would have been nice.

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    djs2v

    about 4 years ago

    5628 Comments

    Get well soon, Officer Lawson!! I am glad these idiots are off the streets!!!

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    Whalewatcher

    about 4 years ago

    11226 Comments

    Good to see the cowards have been caught. Get well soon, Officer Lawson !!!!

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    Jonas

    about 4 years ago

    43952 Comments

    Praying for a quick recovery Officer Lawson.

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    DALLASCRANE

    about 4 years ago

    19382 Comments

    Does there need to be a motive for stupidity? I think not. Vilma is quite a role model. Speedy recovery to Officer Katie Lawson

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    Anonymous

    about 4 years ago

    Vilma, Hector and Alex... You are all pieces of trash to be dealt with to the full extent of the law.
    I can't care less about their motive(s). Just so sorry our Sister didn't hit..
    Get well soon Sister...
    Gotta go back to the range Sister... "Real life stuff" ya know what I mean...?

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    philfroggy

    about 4 years ago

    1564 Comments

    A cowardly act.......... Get well soon sister

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    95Zcar

    about 4 years ago

    3992 Comments

    Speedy recovery to Officer Lawson

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    DonnaLynn

    about 4 years ago

    10636 Comments

    Prayers for a speedy recovery.

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    batman2944

    about 4 years ago

    738 Comments

    Way to fight back and survive Officer Lawson!! Get well soon and God Bless!!

    "Stay in the Fight"

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    Bryan33

    about 4 years ago

    206 Comments

    prayers and thoughts for a sppedy recovery

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    Irishcop1961

    about 4 years ago

    51112 Comments

    Prayers for a full and speedy recovery for Officer Lawson.

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    NYPDALT

    about 4 years ago

    3130 Comments

    Prayers for Officer Lawson.

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    DocThomas

    about 4 years ago

    2120 Comments

    Get well soon Officer Lawson. I hope the skells that shot her rot in prison!

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