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Provo police officer, suspect shot

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PROVO, Utah (ABC4) – A Provo police officer was shot on Thursday.

The Provo Fire Department has confirmed that an officer, as well as the suspect, were shot shortly after 1 p.m. Thursday.

Provo Police Sgt. Nisha King says they received numerous calls from people in the area of 900 E 150 S for numerous reports of a suspicious male shortly before 1 p.m.

Sgt. King says the male was reportedly “acting erratic” and was armed with a gun with one person reporting a window had been shot out.

When officers arrived, Sgt. King says gunshots were exchanged. A Provo Police officer, Officer John Oseguera, and the suspect sustained gunshot wounds.

Courtesy: Provo Police Department

Sgt. King says that, at some point, the suspect was barricaded, but officers were able to make contact shortly thereafter and take the unidentified suspect into custody.

Both were transported to different hospitals.

ABC4’s Nicole Neuman was at the hospital where Officer Oseguera is being treated for his gunshot wounds.

Officials tell ABC4 that Officer Oseguera was shot twice and “took shrapnel, broken glass maybe, to the head” and is in stable condition. Police also say several other officers were hit by shrapnel during the shooting and should be ok.

Officials also said that Officer Oseguera is expected to survive. The suspect is also being treated. An update on his condition was not given.

Officer Oseguera has been with the Provo Police Department for about 2 years, according to the Provo Police Department

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