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OSBI investigating after 2 Chickasha officers shot

Chickasha Police: Officer involved shooting (KOKH)

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is investigating after two Chickasha Police officers were shot while serving a warrant Sunday.

Authorities say the officers went to the home along US 81 to serve the warrant. That's when shots were fired.

Convenience store owner Bassm Alzoubi recalls the chaos that ensued.

"They told us to close the store and clear all this area," said Alzoubi. "From Country Club Road all the way to Highway 19 nobody could go back and forth. They shut down the whole highway."

Following the shooting, the suspect, identified by OSBI officials as Warren Klingler, 61, barricaded himself inside his home for several hours. He surrendered peacefully to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

Alzoubi says he was shocked to learn Klingler, who was a regular at his stores, had committed such a crime.

"He come in every morning, he and his grandkid," Alzoubi said. "They get coffee. And sometimes they come in the evening. It was really shocking."

One of the officers was flown to OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City.

While the officer's official condition has not been released, the officer's wife spoke with FOX 25's Julie Calhoun Monday morning. She says the officer is in stable condition and will need several surgeries, however he is awake and talking. His forearm is "shattered" and his ear is "stitched up."

The condition of the second officer is not known. Neither officer's name has been released.

Klingler was also hurt in the incident. He is expected to be released from the hospital soon. Once he is, he'll be booked into the Grady County jail.


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