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North Texas Men Killed In Shootout With Oklahoma Officers

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ANTLERS, Okla. (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – Two men killed in a shootout near Antlers with Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers and Pushmataha County deputies after allegedly robbing a bank have been identified as being from North Texas.

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation said Friday that it’s been asked to investigate the Thursday afternoon shooting that killed Jeremy Dysart of North Richland Hills and Justin Whisenhunt. CBS 11 News found several addresses for Whisenhunt in Tarrant County and the OSBI said he was recently released from the Tarrant County Jail, after serving time there for theft.

A woman who was with the men has been identified as Rachael Spear of Euless.

Jessica Brown, with the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, gave some information on what happened. “The bank robbery happened in Wright City, which is southeast Oklahoma. Directly after that there was a pursuit by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, in Pushmataha County, sheriff’s deputies.”

Dysart and Whisenhunt were shot after stopping near an OHP roadblock on Highway 3 and opening fire. The officers were not hurt.

According to Brown, all three suspects were traveling in a pickup. “A stolen vehicle, a Dodge pickup truck, it was stolen out of North Texas earlier in the week,” she said.

Suspect Rachael Spear was arrested and booked in at the Pushmataha County Jail for bank robbery.

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