A trucking company trainee lost his life in Garvin County, Oklahoma, on Wednesday during a police-involved incident that also left a deputy injured.
The incident began on the morning of October 4 as Cleveland County Deputy Sean Steadman attempted to pull over a Volkswagon Jetta driven by 25 year old Kameron Jenkins on I-35 northbound at Exit 60, according to an affidavit.
When Jenkins refused to stop, Steadman performed a tactical maneuver with his cruiser to stop the Jetta.
Gunfire was then exchanged between Steadman and Jenkins.
During the police shootout, Julion Diaz and Gwaun Frierson were traveling north on I-35 near Exit 60 in a dump truck. Frierson, who was in the passenger seat, was struck by a bullet and killed.
Steadman was struck on the chin by gunfire. He was taken to a hospital and is expected to survive.
A passenger in the Jetta, Markiesha Williams, was taken into police custody.
Jenkins fled on foot and is still at large.
News9 identified Frierson as a trainee at Pioneer Transport who had just started working for the company that week.
From Pioneer Transport:
“Today, one of our employees at Pioneer Transport, Inc., suffered a fatal gunshot wound from crossfire in the officer-involved shooting in Garvin County. The event deeply saddens us. We are cooperating with law enforcement in their investigation of the crime scene. We are withholding the name of our employee pending notification to their family by authorities.“
The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says Jenkins should be considered armed and dangerous. If you have any tips, you’re asked to call CrimeStoppers at 405-235-7300.