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Police officer killed following shootout in Oklahoma

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Posted at 11:08 AM, Mar 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-27 11:08:43-04

(CNN) -- A Tecumseh, Oklahoma police officer died on Monday after he was wounded in a shootout overnight, police said.

The officer made a traffic stop late Sunday when a man ran from the officer, Tecumseh Assistant Police Chief J.R. Kidney told CNN.

The officer used a Taser on the suspect but he was able to scramble into a wooded area. The officer and the suspect later traded fire, Kidney said.

The officer and suspect were transported to Oklahoma University Trauma Center in Oklahoma City.

CNN's Tina Burnside contributed to this report

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