Officer involved shooting in Claude

An officer is injured and the suspect is dead after an officer involved shooting at the Armstrong County Jail.

There has been an officer-involved shooting in the city of Claude.

According to Lieutenant Erick Bohannon of the Special Crimes Unit in Armstrong County, officers were called to a local store in Claude last night. A suspect was arrested and taken to the Armstrong County Jail. During the booking process, the suspect attacked and overpowered the sheriff and proceeded to assault him. The deputy tried to stop the assault but was unable pry the suspect off the sheriff. With no other choice, the deputy shot the suspect.

Both the sheriff and suspect were transported to a hospital. The suspect later died there. At this time, his identity is being witheld. No word as to the current condition of the sheriff.