Oklahoma deputy killed while serving eviction papers
The Oklahoman reported that the involved deputies were seasoned officers with more than 20 years of service to the department.
They were both shot on Monday while enforcing a lockout order outside a house in Oklahoma City, which is a step in the eviction procedure.
Both men were taken to OU Medical Center in a critical condition, where one deputy, Sgt. Bobby Swartz, was later declared deceased.
According to a video that was previously posted on Facebook, Swartz started working for the sheriff's office in December 1997. He had served in the Army Reserves before that.
The identity of the second deputy is unknown. As of Monday night, they were listed as being in "stable condition."
After the shots were fired, the suspect, according to police, fled the scene, starting a brief pursuit.
With the aid of "several agencies," he was eventually apprehended at the Tinker Gate of Tinker Air Force Base. The suspect, who wasn't immediately named, was then transferred to a nearby hospital.
The second deputy has not been identified. They were described as being in “stable condition” as of Monday evening.
In wake of the gunfire, police said the suspect fled from the scene, triggering a brief chase.
He was later taken into custody at the Tinker Gate of Tinker Air Force Base with the assistance of “multiple agencies,The suspect, who was not immediately identified, was taken to an area hospital.