A Tulsa Police officer intentionally ran over a most-wanted suspect on Saturday afternoon in south Tulsa when the woman — who died as a result of the altercation — exchanged gunfire with police following a vehicular chase.
Homicide Sgt. Dave Walker confirmed those details to the Tulsa World on Saturday afternoon. Walker said Madison Sueann Dickson, 21, was pronounced dead at 3:07 p.m.
Police have roped off the scene in the 8900 block of South Harvard Avenue.
Tulsa police had been searching for Dickson for her alleged involvement in a spree of gun-related crimes.
Spokesman Leland Ashley said officers found Dickson at an apartment at 81st and Sheridan Road. Ashley said she got into an SUV as a passenger and fled police.
Ashley said that Dickson eventually bailed out of the SUV and presented a handgun, which was when at least two officers shot at her. She fired gunshots at officers, Ashley said.
During the altercation she was run over by a patrol cruiser, Ashley said, noting police desperately were trying to stop her because of the threat she represented. He said no one was struck by gunfire.
The SUV's driver, a female, is being questioned by police. Ashley said they are unsure of the woman's involvement at this time.
Dickson had been identified as the suspect in a string of gun-related crimes in the past week, including the shooting of a man Thursday night that resulted in him crashing his car and being hospitalized in critical condition.
Earlier Thursday, Tulsa County prosecutors filed charges against Dickson for crimes from last weekend.
In the latest crime before Saturday, officers responded to a traffic collision involving a shooting victim shortly before 9 p.m. Thursday near 18th Street and Peoria Avenue. An investigation showed that after being shot, the man drove a car south on Peoria before colliding with a small SUV.
Investigators said the woman may have been a passenger in the man’s car at some point before the shooting.
The man was taken to a hospital in critical condition. Walker said Friday that the man was expected to recover but was heavily sedated and unable to speak to officers since arriving at the hospital.
Prosecutors had charged Dickson with shooting with intent to kill, two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon, unauthorized use of a vehicle, attempted larceny and discharging a firearm in a public place, according to court records.
Dickson was allegedly involved in a March 11 theft from a Best Buy store on 71st Street near U.S. 169. She discharged a firearm during that incident, according to a news release from Walker.
On March 12, Dickson allegedly shot a woman at a Walgreens store at 7111 S. Lewis Ave. According to Walker, Dickson and an unidentified male approached a customer in her car outside the store and demanded that she exit. Dickson allegedly shot her in the arm after she became too frightened to move, and she and the man then fled.
Police say Dickson also was among a group of females who later that day were discovered attempting to steal a license plate from a vehicle parked at the AMC Southroads 20 movie theater near 41st Street and Yale Avenue. An employee said a suspect matching Dickson’s description pointed a gun.