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Tahlequah police investigating attempted murder-suicide

Posted at 7:26 PM, Jul 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-23 12:10:44-04

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. -- A shooting victim was saved by Tahlequah officer after attempted murder-suicide on Friday.

"Without the help from the officer, the other shooting victim would’ve probably died, too," police chief said.

The shooter who died was identified as Alexander Smith, 27. The woman involved was identified as Paige Simon, 22. She is in stable condition at the hospital. 

Chief Nate King said the officer literally plugged his fingers into where the person was shot to help stop the bleeding.

Police said it happened in the 700 block of Coy Avenue.

Officials said the two people have a romantic background, have a child together and lived together in the past, but don’t believe they lived together currently.

Officials said they have responded to domestic issues with them before.

Officials said someone called police after hearing a disturbance.

Once on scene, officials said police heard moaning coming from a room, went in and saw the two victims.

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