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BREAKING: Oklahoma Deputy Shot, Suspect Still Shooting

Pottawatomie County, OK – A Pottawatomie County sheriff’s deputy was shot while responding to a domestic incident on Friday morning and there is a standoff ongoing at the scene.

Pottawatomie County Sheriff Mike Booth has confirmed that a sheriff’s deputy was shot near the intersection of Austin Drive and Patterson Road in Bethel Acres on Oct. 29, KWTV reported.

The deputy was struck by two rounds, KOCO reported.

He has been transported to a hospital in Oklahoma City.

The condition of the wounded deputy was unknown, but McLoud Police Chief Wes Elliott said the hero was still alive, KOCO reported.

Officials said that suspect has barricaded himself inside a home on Austin Drive in Pink and has been firing shots at law enforcement, KWTV reported.

The suspect has been identified as 27-year-old Braedon Chesser.

Authorities said of agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) were on the way to the scene to assist local law enforcement.

Pottawatomie County sheriff’s deputies, Tecumseh Police Department officers, firefighters, and EMS personnel are at the scene, KOCO reported.

Scanner traffic indicated the suspect was wearing body armor and waiting for deputies outside his home when they arrived on the scene.

Bethal Public Schools have been placed on lockdown, KFOR reported.

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Sandy Malone

Managing Editor - Twitter/@SandyMalone_ - Prior to joining The Police Tribune, Sandy wrote the Politics.Net column for the Wall Street Journal and was managing editor of Campaigns & Elections magazine. More recently, she was an internationally-syndicated columnist for Conde Nast (BRIDES), The Huffington Post, and Monsters and Critics. Sandy is married to a retired police captain and former SWAT commander.

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