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Basa charged following April chase

LAWTON, Okla._Following his release from a local hospital Friday, Richard Basa Jr. was charged with endangering others while eluding a police officer, drug possession with the intent to distribute, pointing a firearm and possession of a firearm after felony conviction.

Basa is accused of leading police and deputies on a chase through Lawton that ended in Cache following a domestic disturbance at an apartment complex on Northwest Hoover Avenue. The chase ended when Basa stopped his car to avoid driving over stop sticks.

Investigators say Basa was armed with a gun and initially complied with officers orders to place the gun on the ground, but seconds later he picked it up and started walking towards law enforcement officers. When a deputy tried to tackle him, he pointed the gun at another deputy and was shot four times.

Basa remains in the medical center of the Comanche County Detention Center and is being held on $100,000 bond.

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