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Oklahoma Police Hunting Armored Gunman Who Shot Deputy, Escaped From Area

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.

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.

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.

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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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