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Man with warrant is shot by police after chase in Oxford

02/01/2019 12:59PM ● By J. Chambless
On Feb. 1 at 1 a.m., Pennsylvania State Police Avondale officers stopped a white Chevrolet van on Third Street in Oxford for an equipment violation. Troopers contacted the driver, Jeremy Oatman, who had an active warrant. 
Oatman drove away and the officers pursued his van. During the pursuit, officers eventually put a spike strip on Baltimore Pike between Shadyside Road and Forge Road. The van struck the spikes, deflating the front passenger side tire. Oatman continued to drive, entering the parking lot of the Wawa at 100 Ponds Edge Drive in West Nottingham Township. Oatman pointed a pistol at police and drove into the parking lot of the adjacent CVS store. 
Oatman then drove into an embankment and stopped. He ran from officers while pointing the pistol at them. Troopers ordered Oatman to stop, eventually shooting at him. One bullet struck Oatman in the arm and he dropped his gun.
He was taken into custody and transported to Christiana Hospital in Delaware for treatment.

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