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OHP: Suspect shot and killed after taking hostage, pointing bow at officers in Wewoka

Multiple agencies investigate the scene of a hostage situation and standoff May 15 in Wewoka. (KOKH/Steven Anderson)

OHP has confirmed that the person shot following a hostage situation and standoff Monday in Seminole County has died.

Oklahoma Highway Patrol Lt. Kera Philippi reports that troopers were called to assist the Seminole County Sheriff's Office in serving an arrest warrant on 48-year-old Keith Chesser at a home near State Highway 56 and W. 6th Street in Wewoka.

Chesser allegedly did not comply with commands and then took a female hostage and barricaded himself inside a shed on the property. At some point during the standoff the female began suffering from asthma and was released by Chesser.

A tactical team then fired gas rounds into the shed and Chesser then came out armed with a compound bow. Chesser allegedly then pulled the string back on the bow and was shot by a tactical team officer. He was then medi-flighted to OU Medical Center where he later died.

Chesser was wanted on several misdemeanor warrants.


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