Tulsa police have identified the suspect in a shooting outside the Tulsa County Courthouse as 23-year old Andrew Dennehy.
Tulsa Police have also identified the deputies involved in the shooting and the bystander injured in the crossfire. Police say Deputy Stephen Cully and Deputy Dennis Miller were involved in the shooting. Deputy David Fortenberry was shot in the incident and 28-year old Ricardo Manuel, a bystander, was also shot.
The Tulsa County Sheriff's office says Dennehy walked into the Courthouse plaza at the Tulsa County Courthouse at 5th and Denver around 2:30 on Wednesday afternoon. Deputies say he started firing shots into the air and a deputy fired back.
Deputy Fortenberry has a non-life threatening injury to the hand. Dennehy was shot several times and taken to the hospital; EMSA officials say he underwent surgery and is in critical condition. Deputies say a Manuel was shot by a stray bullet and EMSA officials say he is in fair condition. Another female bystander was treated for an anxiety attack.
Deputies are trying to determine exactly why the suspect opened fire. TCSO says their courthouse shooting security plan worked exactly as it should have, and deputies were able to minimize harm in this situation by reacting quickly.
"That's ridiculous. You're in the library and someone gets shot," said witness Krickett Goldblatt. "I've been here a long time. Never had any problems like this. I just heard people screaming and running, saying someone got shot, someone got shot."
Tulsa police confirm an officer responding to the shooting was involved in a rollover accident, and has been released from a Tulsa hospital.
The Tulsa Central Library closed after the shooting. The Tulsa County Courthouse will be open as usual on Thursday.
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