Pottawatomie County, OK – There is a manhunt underway for an “armed and dangerous suspect” who shot a Pottawatomie County sheriff’s deputy seven times on Friday morning.
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 shortly before 8 a.m. on Oct. 29, KWTV reported.
Sheriff Booth has not released the identity of the wounded deputy, nor has he released any information on his medical condition.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol (OHP) said the deputy was a year-and-a-half veteran of the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office, KWTV reported.
OHP said the deputy had been shot seven times while responding to a domestic dispute call at a home in Pink.
Scanner traffic indicated the suspect was wearing body armor and waiting for deputies outside his home when they arrived on the scene.
Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office is responding to a domestic. The suspect is currently standing outside wearing body armor.
— EOC Scanner (@EocScanner) October 29, 2021
The suspect fired additional shots at law enforcement before he fled.
The wounded hero was transported to Oklahoma University Medical Center and taken straight into surgery, KWTV reported.
The gunman has been identified as 27-year-old Braedon Chesser.
These are two different photos of the suspect we are currently searching for – 27 year old Braedon Chesser. He shot a Pottawatomie County Deputy 7 times this morning. Deputy is in surgery. The clean cut photo was taken in 2020, the bearded photo in 2018. pic.twitter.com/VIm5RQ4OfT
— OK Highway Patrol/DPS (@OHPDPS) October 29, 2021
Officials said he is 5’10” tall and weighs 185 pounds.
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) agents, and Tecumseh Police Department officers were on the scene to assist Pottawatomie County sheriff’s deputies in the search.
The #OSBI is assisting the Pottawatomie County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma and other law enforcement partners in the search for 27-year-old Braedon Chesser (pictured). He shot a Pottawatomie County deputy this morning near Austin Dr. and Patterson Road in Bethel Acres. [MORE] pic.twitter.com/IIbj29eY3K
— OSBI (@OSBI_OK) October 29, 2021
#BlueAlert just issued for suspect Braedon Chesser in Pottawatomie County after accused of shooting a Bethel Acres deputy. Suspect believed to be armed and dangerous. Call 9-1-1 if seen. #Oklahoma pic.twitter.com/ZWZ1yKVME2
— Zach Stanford (@zachstanford) October 29, 2021
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