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Oklahoma Police Chief in Critical Condition After Being Shot by Suspect


As officers tried to subdue the suspect, he pulled a gun.

Tim Barwick (Image source: KOCO-TV)

POND CREEK, Okla. (AP) -- Oklahoma authorities say a small-town police chief shot by a 67-year-old man over the weekend is in critical but stable condition.

Tim Barwick (Image source: KOCO-TV)

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation said Monday that Pond Creek Police Chief Tim Barwick has been transferred from an Enid hospital to an Oklahoma City hospital.

The chief was shot Sunday after authorities arrived to a house where homeowners reported a man who was trying to get inside their home. Officers from three agencies responded and began speaking with Clifford Butler Jr.

OSBI says that as officers tried to subdue Butler, he pulled a gun and shot Barwick. A Grant County sheriff's deputy returned fire, killing Butler. The deputy's name wasn't released.

Pond Creek is a town of about 850 people in northern Oklahoma near the Kansas border.

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