Just minutes ago, at approximately 2:30 p.m., Sallisaw police, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol and Sequoyah County Sheriff’s deputies descended upon the Cherokee Casino in Sallisaw and apprehended a shooting suspect from Okmulgee.
Okmulgee police, earlier in the day, issued a be-on-the-lookout (BOLO) for a shooting suspect from Okmulgee driving a Chrysler Sebring. Sallisaw police spotted the vehicle at the casino and called for assistance.
After a careful assessment of the situation, officers called for a barricade of the back door while the premises were monitored by several law enforcement officials. Sallisaw police first sent in an officer in plain clothes, then several officers entered the casino and apprehended the suspect at about 2:30 p.m. without incident. Okmulgee police were then notified of the apprehension.
Okmulgee Police Chief Joe Prentice was unavailable for comment on the case, but previous reports indicate two men, one of whom is a witness in a murder case, were shot in Okmulgee at about 1 a.m. Tuesday. It is not known if the suspect was being sought for the Tuesday shooting.
We were live on the scene as the situation unfolded and the suspect was apprehended. Tune in tonight to MixTV on DiamondNet Channel 19 and 819 for footage of the arrest.
More information will be published as it becomes available.
Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director
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