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Sheriff: Suspect In Bethel Acres Standoff Likely Shooter In Weekend Homicide

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A previous mug shot taken of John Quinter. A previous mug shot taken of John Quinter.
BETHEL ACRES, Oklahoma -

A man arrested following a 7-hour standoff in Bethel Acres, Oklahoma, Tuesday morning, is likely the suspect in a deadly shooting that happened over the weekend, according to the Pottawatomie County Sheriff's office. 

At about 12:40 a.m. Tuesday, a viewer called News 9 to report that there was a possible standoff situation at a home, located at E W 118th and Angie Lane in Bethel Acres. 

The suspect has been identified as 44-year-old John Quinter. Officers originally arrived at his house to serve a warrant for assault and battery, after Quinter reportedly choked a woman.

Quinter was eventually taken into custody at about 7:30 a.m. following a standoff. Officers said they found about 150 pounds of explosives inside the home. 

According to Pottawatomie County Sheriff Mike Booth, the standoff happened at the same home where a deadly shooting took place over the weekend. They believe Quinter is the shooter in that homicide.

9/19/2015 Related Story: Authorities Investigate Homicide In Pott. County

Law enforcement officers from multiple agencies, including the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Shawnee Police Department, Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office and a SWAT team, responded to the standoff.

Stay with News 9 and News9.com for updates. 

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