CORDELL, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma man suspected of abducting a woman and missing a court date on charges of assaulting two police officers was shot and killed Thursday by police in western Oklahoma, authorities said.
Cade Humphrey, 30, died at a hospital after he was shot at about 9 p.m. Thursday near Cordell, about 85 miles (137 kilometers) west of Oklahoma City, according to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation.
The woman, 26, was found alive and said she had been beaten by Humphrey on Wednesday and forced to accompany him. Authorities had been searching for Humphrey since he missed a Wednesday court appearance on charges of assaulting two Lone Grove police officers.
The woman and Humphrey had previously been in a relationship, according to OSBI spokeswoman Brooke Arbeitman.
Arbeitman said Humphrey was shot by a Cordell officer after leading two officers and a Washita County deputy on a vehicle chase in which he rammed the car he was driving into the officer's patrol vehicle. Humphrey then got out of his car and used a knife to attack the officer, who then shot him.
Arbeitman said no officers were injured and the officer who fired the shots is on paid leave.