Sentinel Police Chief Shooting : Black Officer Shot Responding to Bomb Threat in Oklahoma

Sentinel Police Chief Shooting : Black Officer Shot Responding to Bomb Threat in Oklahoma

Sentinel Police Chief Louis Ross was wearing a borrowed bullet-proof vest when he was shot several times in the chest while investigating a bomb threat Thursday morning.

According to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, Sentinel Police Chief Louis Ross and two Washita County deputies were investigating a bomb threat suspect around 6 a.m. and as Ross entered the suspect’s home he was shot several times in the chest.

The vest was a loaner from one of the deputies, according to the OSBI, and Ross put it on just before they entered the home.

The chief was also shot in the arm but he is expected to survive the wound.

According to the OSBI, the suspect called 911 two hours before the shooting, claiming he placed a bomb at the school. The sheriff’s office then called the Oklahoma Highway Patrol’s Bomb Squad to investigate the school while deputies and Ross found the suspect at home.

According to the OSBI, the suspect surrendered to officers after the shooting. He and his wife are in custody at this time.