OHP officer-involved shooting in Wewoka May 15

On Monday, May 15, 2017, at approximately 1130 hours, the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office attempted to serve 2 misdemeanor warrants on a male subject, Keith Chesser, at 611 S. Wewoka/Mekusukey Avenue in Wewoka, Oklahoma.

The Seminole County deputies made contact with Chesser at the residence near a detached garage/structure. The deputies confirmed the Chesser’s identity and he immediately fled to the structure, barricading himself and holding a female hostage. The deputies along with members of the Wewoka Police Department attempted to talk to Chesser and encouraged him to surrender.   He refused to surrender and made numerous threats to kill law enforcement.  The Seminole County Sheriff’s Office then requested the assistance of the OHP Tactical Team. The female was inside the structure for approximately one hour before Chesser allowed her to leave after she complained of an asthma attack.

Law enforcement officers made multiple requests for Chesser to exit the structure, but he refused. The OHP Tactical Team introduced gas into the structure  and Chesser immediately exited with a loaded compound bow, took an aggressive stance, and aimed the arrow towards the troopers.   Chesser was shot by OHP Troopers at approximately 2:05 pm.   Members of OHP began rendering aid to Chesser and he was transported by air ambulance to OU Med Center, where he later died.

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