Two Oklahoma County deputies shot dead in southwestern OKC

An Oklahoma County deputy died and another was injured after a suspect opened fire in an Oklahoma City neighborhood Monday afternoon. | MORE | Sky 5 captured the moments when officers took the suspect into custody after allegedly shooting 2 officers. During the interaction, the suspect opened fire and hit two officers. At least one sheriff’s deputy returned fire, but the suspect left the scene in a pickup truck towing a boat. Oklahoma City Police said officers found the vehicle a short time later and began a chase that continued on I-35 and I-40. Authorities say the suspect and officers exchanged shots during the chase, which ended at the main entrance to Tinker Air Force Base. The suspect surrendered outside the gate and was arrested.| MORE | ‘Praying for Them’: Oklahoma County Sheriff Is Emotional While Giving the Final Shot After 2 Cops Are Shot. Oklahoma City Police Department officials aren’t sure why the suspect drove to the base. Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office officials confirmed at around 3:50 p.m. that one of the officers had died. Authorities have confirmed that the deceased Deputy Sgt. Bobby Blackz. “My deputies are here at the hospital. I pray only for them. Praying for their families,” said Oklahoma County Sheriff Tommie Johnson III before authorities confirmed a deputy sheriff died. Authorities have not released their names. “Today the Oklahoma County Sheriffs Office mourns the loss of a good man. Two of our deputies were shot while serving a lockout order,” Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office officials posted on social media. his injuries; the other is in stable condition. We plan to release more details soon. Until then, keep us in your prayers.” Police also took the suspect to a hospital for a checkup. Oklahoma City Police said they do not believe the suspect was shot and that no one was hit while shooting on the highway MORE | Neighbor responds after suspect shoots two officers in southwestern Oklahoma City Oklahoma City Police said they will not release the suspect’s name until Tuesday Stit tweeted. “I spoke to Sheriff Tommie Johnson. We pray for the family of the deputy sheriff who died and for the deputy who is still fighting for their lives.” I am grateful for the prompt actions of the Oklahoma Highway Patrol and the Oklahoma City Police Department to prevent further loss of life. Today and every day Oklahoma stands side by side with our law enforcement community.” KOCO 5 will provide more details as they become available.

An Oklahoma County deputy died and another was injured after a suspect opened fire in an Oklahoma City neighborhood Monday afternoon.

| MORE | Sky 5 captured the moments when officers took the suspect into custody after allegedly shooting 2 officers

Shortly after 1:15 PM, three officers issued an eviction notice at a home on the 2200 block of Southwest 78th Street, near South Pennsylvania Avenue and Interstate 240. During the interaction, the suspect opened fire and hit two officers.

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At least one sheriff’s deputy returned fire, but the suspect left the scene in a pickup truck towing a boat. Oklahoma City Police said officers found the vehicle a short time later and began a chase that continued on I-35 and I-40.

Authorities say the suspect and officers exchanged shots during the chase, which ended at the main entrance to Tinker Air Force Base. The suspect surrendered outside the gate and was arrested.

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Oklahoma City Police Department officials do not know why the suspect drove to the base.

The first responders took the two to a hospital in the area. Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office officials confirmed at around 3:50 p.m. that one of the officers had died.

Authorities have confirmed that the deceased Deputy Sgt. Bobby Blackz.

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“My deputies are here at the hospital. I only pray for them. Pray for their families,” Oklahoma County Sheriff Tommie Johnson III said before authorities confirmed a deputy sheriff died.

Authorities have not released their names.

“Today the Oklahoma County Sheriffs Office mourns the loss of a good man. Two of our deputies were shot while executing a lockout order,” Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office officials posted on social media. “One deputy succumbed to his injuries; the other is in stable condition. We plan to release more details shortly. Until then, please keep us in your prayers.”

The police also took the suspect to the hospital for a check-up. Oklahoma City police said they do not believe the suspect was shot and that no one was hit while shooting was fired on the highway.

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Oklahoma City Police said they would not release the suspect’s name until Tuesday.

“Heartbreaking day. Two Oklahoma County deputies were shot on duty, one was killed,” tweeted Governor Kevin Stitt. “I spoke to Sheriff Tommie Johnson. We pray for the family of the fallen deputy sheriff and for the deputy who is still fighting for their lives.

“I am grateful for the prompt actions of the Oklahoma Highway Patrol and the Oklahoma City Police Department to prevent further loss of life. Today and every day, Oklahoma stands side by side with our law enforcement community.”

KOCO 5 will provide more details as they become available.

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