Officials: Man dies after hostage situation turns into standoff in Wewoka
WEWOKA, Okla. – A man has died after a hostage situation turned into a standoff Monday afternoon.
On Monday afternoon, authorities attempted to serve a warrant at a home in Wewoka, near 6th and State Highway 56, when Keith Andrew Chesser barricaded himself inside the home.
Oklahoma Highway Patrol officials said the suspect briefly held a disabled woman hostage. The woman reportedly lived in the home with Chesser.
The woman was eventually let go.
An Oklahoma Highway Patrol tactical team was attempting to get Chesser out of the house when shots were fired.
Around 2:30 p.m., authorities confirmed with KFOR the suspect was killed at the scene.
A short time later, officials announced Chesser was not dead and listed in critical condition.
Then, a bit after 6 p.m., authorities said he had be pronounced dead.
It is unclear if Chesser was armed.
Officials plan to release more information at a later time.