Video: Okla. man rams patrol car before firing at officer

The officer was trapped inside his cruiser after the crash but managed to return fire and hit the suspect

By Josh Dulaney
The Oklahoman, Oklahoma City

OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma City police have identified a man they say rammed a patrol car before opening fire on an officer who was trapped inside the vehicle.

Around 2:15 a.m. Saturday, Samuel Flowers, a two-year veteran of the police force who was on his way to a disturbance call, drove south along Martin Luther King Boulevard when his vehicle was struck several times by another vehicle before both became disabled near NE 52, authorities said.

Police identified the driver of the other vehicle as Quinton Pace, 37.

Authorities said Pace got out of his vehicle and opened fire on Flowers, who was trapped inside the patrol car.

Flowers fired his weapon through the windshield and driver's side window, striking Pace, police said.

A responding officer placed Pace in custody.

Flowers was taken to a local hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

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Pace was also taken to a local hospital where he received treatment for injuries that were not life threatening before being booked into the Oklahoma County jail, authorities said.

Police said the investigation is ongoing, but more information will be released in the coming days. Bodycam footage may be released shortly, police said.

Police said Pace is accused of shooting with intent to kill, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and using a firearm while committing a felony.

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