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Stan Florence

Jessica Brown
Public Information Director


02/20/13                 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE           


OSBI Investigates Police-Involved Shooting in Craig County

The Vinita Police Department has requested OSBI assistance with a police-involved shooting that occurred overnight. At approximately 3:30 a.m. OSBI was notified of an incident approximately ½ mile north of the Highway 69 and Highway 66 junction.

OSBI learned two Vinita officers and an officer from the Big Cabin Police Department initiated a pursuit with a vehicle. That vehicle traveled down a dead end road. The suspect then turned the vehicle around and drove toward officers. Officers fired at the suspect. Michael O’Mara (d.o.b. 9-24-1988), of Wichita, KS, was transported to a local hospital where he was treated and released for non-life threatening injuries. O’Mara was then booked into the Craig County jail on a complaint of Assault with a Deadly Weapon and Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance.

The OSBI will not release the names of the officers involved in the shooting since they are the focus of our investigation. Once the investigation is complete, agents will provide the district attorney a report of our findings. The district attorney will determine whether the shooting was justified.