A Cushing police officer who fired his gun at a suspect was justified in shooting, Cushing police Chief Terry Brannon said.

Police said a man ignored police orders to submit to arrest at a Cushing motel Friday, got into his car and drove at Officer Bill McCarty. Brannon said the officer was in imminent danger of being harmed or killed.

McCarty fired his gun one time striking the driver in the hand. The man was able to elude officers on icy streets but was later nabbed in a backyard and treated at Cushing Regional Hospital.

Marion Lynn Deal, 39, was arrested on complaints of assault with a dangerous weapon, possession of a firearm after a former felony conviction, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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