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Shot during a deadlock in Oklahoma County

HARRAH, Okla. (KFOR) – It was a tense couple of hours for law enforcement and area residents on Wednesday when shots were fired from a home in the far northeast of Oklahoma County. A man is said to have committed suicide shoot multiple shots before surrender to the government in Harrah.

“My God, the police went there wide open. One of them turned on the siren. The rest of them just had the lights on,” said Marty Wilmouth, a resident in the area.

Wilmouth spoke of several police cars that drove up to a house half a mile southeast of Harrah and Britton Road.

Aaron Brilbeck of the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office said: “Around 10am this morning, we received a call about a potentially suicidal person in Harrah.

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The stalemate scene in Harrah.

Officials said a family member was called to say a man with a pistol was in the home.

“We know he fired several different shots, at least half a dozen shots. I don’t know if he was shooting at anyone in particular or anything in particular or he was just letting off steam,” said Brilbeck.

Law enforcement officers from Harrah, Jones, Luther and the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office established a siege on the property. Negotiators and tactical teams were on site with Bearcats, armored military vehicles.

“We didn’t know where the bullets went at the time, and unfortunately, once they left the gun, it was impossible to get them back,” Brilbeck said.

Police used a PA system through loudspeakers to attempt to contact the man in the home but shortly before noon.

“All units exited PA, subject is currently talking on the phone with negotiator. He threatens to shoot bullets in the door if you keep talking about PA. ” was heard on police radio.

But officials continued to try to talk to the man and find out what he wanted. Then around 1pm….

“There was contact with him on various occasions and he was able to get out of the house safely. Usually with cases like this, when someone is so fickle, usually they calm down over time and that seems to be the case here,” said Brilbeck.

Oklahoma County officials are working to free the man’s name. They say the fees will be determined later. Right now, they say they want the help he needs.

https://kfor.com/news/local/shots-fired-during-standoff-in-oklahoma-county/ Shot during a deadlock in Oklahoma County

JACLYN DIAZ

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