The accidents suffered from the aid of 3 children when Oklahoma police fired at a theft suspect in a pickup truck are non-lifestyles-threatening, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation said Saturday.
OSBI spokeswoman Brook Arbeitman said the five-, 4- and 1-12 months-vintage youngsters had been taken to a Tulsa-area hospital. Their names and situations have been not launched.
Olivia Hill advised Sherman, Texas, information station KXII-TV that she is the mom of the three and of a fourth baby who became not wounded.
“My 4-12 months-vintage daughter turned into shot within the head, and he or she has a bullet in her brain, and my 5-year-old has a cranium fracture,” Hill said. “My 1-yr-antique infant has gunshot wounds on her face. My 2-12 months-vintage wasn’t touched with any bullets.”
Hill and the 4 children have been within the pickup with William Devaughn Smith, 21, while officers approached him and gunfire broke out Friday in Hugo, which is close to the Texas nation line, Arbeitman stated. Smith’s relationship to Hill and the kids aren’t clean.
Investigators have now not decided what led to the taking pictures that also wounded Smith, who changed into treated at a hospital about 30 miles (48 kilometers) away in Paris, Texas, then taken to a Texas prison on an Oklahoma theft warrant, Arbeitman said.
“What took place among the contact with him and when police fired, we’re nonetheless seeking to placed that together,” the spokeswoman stated. “The OSBI continues to be investigating whether or not he fired at police and whether he was armed.”
Arbeitman additionally stated it’s doubtful whether the officers who opened fireplace could see the youngsters inside the truck.
Smith is suspected in an April 11 armed robbery at a Pizza Hut in Hugo. He hasn’t been formally charged, and Lamar County, Texas, jail records do not listing an attorney to talk on his behalf.
A post on the Hugo police Facebook page said a man entered the lower back front of the restaurant, pressed an object to an employee’s returned and demanded money. Police said the employee passed over cash and the robber left.