Sentinal Police Chief shot; schools closed

Ponca City Now - January 15, 2015 9:51 am

SENTINEL, Okla. (AP) – The police chief in Sentinel is hospitalized after being shot four times while attempting to arrest a man who allegedly made a bomb threat.

Mayor Sam Dlugonski says Chief Louis Ross was shot three times in the chest and once in the arm Thursday morning. Dlugonski says Ross was wearing a bullet-proof vest and is expected to recover.

The mayor says Ross and Washita County deputies were attempting to arrest a man who allegedly telephoned a bomb threat to the Sentinel Community Action Center where children attend an education program. All Sentinel schools were dismissed for the day as a precaution.

Dlugonski says the suspect and his wife were arrested. Their names were not released.

Sentinel is a town of about 900 about 115 miles west of Oklahoma City.


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