Suspect stabs deputy in lawman’s own kitchen
GUTHRIE, Okla. – Residents living in this historic Guthrie neighborhood woke to gunshots, sirens and crime tape.
One homeowner told us, “That makes me nervous; it frightens me a bit.”
Around 8:30 a.m. Monday, police were called to the home of a Logan County Reserve Deputy.
According to investigators, the reserve deputy had gone to let his dogs in and that’s when he found an intruder in the kitchen.
That man grabbed a cheese knife off the counter and stabbed the deputy in the arm.
The injured deputy grabbed his gun and fired, according to Guthrie detective Mark Bruning.
“This individual was in the kitchen,” he said. “He grabbed a knife on the counter top. The deputy went back and got his gun on the chair. He was stabbed and then took one shot at the person.”
The suspect, who was not hit, ran out the back door and disappeared into the neighborhood.
Police from several agencies swarmed the area, including Oklahoma County’s K9 unit.
Nearby schools were placed lockdown as a precaution.
“We went to leave but can’t leave the house,” one homeowner said. “There are police at both ends. It seems like they were doing what need to be done.”
Guthrie police did detain and question one man.
He was later released and is not considered a suspect.
The deputy has been treated and released after a quick trip to the emergency room.