Oklahoma City, OK – Two Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) deputies were shot Monday afternoon while serving an eviction notice, and one of the deputies has succumbed to his injuries.
The incident started at around 1:15 p.m. in the 2200 block of Southwest 78th Street, according to KOCO.
Three deputies were serving an eviction notice at the front door of a residence when deputies moved to the back door. No reason was provided for why the deputies moved to the back door, according to KFOR.
When the deputies were at the back door, the suspect opened fire, hitting two of the deputies.
At least one deputy returned fire, and the suspect fled in a pickup truck towing a boat.
Officers located the vehicle a short while later and pursued it onto I-35 and I-40, according to KOCO.
Officers exchanged gunfire with the suspect during the pursuit, but nobody was hit in the exchange, according to KOCO.
About 20 law enforcement officers pursued the suspect to the gates of Tinker Air Force Base where he surrendered and was taken into custody.
The two wounded deputies were transported to OU Health where one of the deputies succumbed to his injuries.
The deceased deputy has been identified as Sergeant Bobby Swartz.
The suspect and other wounded deputy have not been identified at this time.
No information has been released about the condition of the wounded deputy.
Sheriff Tommie Johnson broke down in tears during a news conference about the shooting.
🚨LATEST ON OKLAHOMA COUNTY DEPUTIES SHOT— Dan Snyder (@DanSnyderFOX25) August 22, 2022
Here's what we know:
– 2 OSCO deputies shot while serving lockout papers near SW 78th and Penn
– Officials say their injuries are "serious"
– Suspect in custody after chase
– Message to community from OSCO officials: "pray" @OKCFOX pic.twitter.com/dQ64o84aGW
Deputies Shot ‼️ Sky 5 shows the intense moments law enforcement captured a suspect accused of shooting two Oklahoma County deputies and waving a rifle out the window of a truck during a pursuit. https://t.co/S2y95S1MLF pic.twitter.com/ecZcvmcZAV— koconews (@koconews) August 22, 2022
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