UPDATE: The woman who barricaded herself inside a Grady County Sheriff’s Office vehicle and allegedly shot a deputy and civilian is in custody following a dangerous situation that lasted hours Friday.
“We are grateful to be able to say that the suspect is in custody, securely and safely,” said Eric Foster with Oklahoma Highway Patrol.
Sheriff’s Office deputies performed a welfare check in the bridge creek area at around 11:45 a.m. Friday.
Deputies could tell that the woman at the scene was not safe, and ended up putting her in handcuffs, according to Foster.
The situation soon escalated.
“She was detained, somehow got the opportunity to slip [out of] her handcuffs and get to a firearm and started to fire on law enforcement officers and on other civilians in the area,” Foster said.
Both a Grady County deputy and a civilian were shot, the deputy suffering a non-life-threatening surface wound and the civilian rushed to the hospital in unknown condition.
Hours later, authorities used a breaching tool mounted on an armored vehicle to break the glass of the barricaded vehicle, easing communication with the woman.
The woman, whose name has not yet been released, opened the vehicle door at around 4:45 p.m. and surrendered peacefully.
“[She came out on] her own will,” Foster said. “We were able to talk to her and tell her, ‘Hey, it’s in your best interest to do that.’ And she did. And that’s really what we were trying to accomplish here.”
How the woman got the gun remains a mystery.
“It’s unknown at this time, exactly where it came from, but there was a weapon somehow, but it was after she was able to get out of handcuffs,” Foster said.
Grady County officials said on social media Friday night that the deputy suffered a non-life-threatening injury. Further information has not been provided on the civilian’s condition.
“Today we had a Deputy that was shot and grazed, with non-life-threatening injuries. He is resting at home this evening with his family. Please keep him and our office in your prayers,” Grady County officials said on Facebook.
BRIDGE CREEK, Okla. (KFOR) – Grady County responded to a shooting and barricade situation near Bridge Creek.
Authorities were called to the scene of a home south of Bridge Creek just before 1 p.m. Friday.
Oklahoma Highway Patrol tells KFOR a woman was taken into custody around 11:30 a.m. during a mental health call.
She somehow slipped out of her cuffs in the backseat, got ahold of a firearm and began shooting.
Authorities say another civilian and deputy were shot.
OHP says the deputy was grazed on the neck by a bullet and is expected to be ok. It is unknown where the civilian was shot, but they were taken to an Oklahoma City hospital via helicopter. Their condition is unknown at this time.
Officials said the woman was barricaded in one of the squad cars on scene. However, they said she is not a threat to the public.
McIntyre Law Chopper 4 was over the scene at this time as reporter Taylor Mitchell headed there on the ground.
This is a developing story. KFOR will bring you the latest updates when available.