New Details In Sulphur Standoff That Injured Two Law Enforcement Officials

Tuesday, February 10th 2015, 11:22 pm
By: News 9

New details were revealed Tuesday surrounding what turned into a violent end to a standoff leaving a Sulphur police officer and an OHP trooper injured.

The suspect is in a metro hospital and the OSBI is investigating.

This was a nearly five-hour stand-off. Lisa Schaatveld, 45, was inside a pet grooming business, and at first, investigators said she was pointing the gun at herself. 

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It wasn't until hours later that authorities said Schaatveld pointed the gun at officers.

A barrage of gunfire by Sulphur police ended the standoff.

“They were trying to talk back and forth with her, and then all I heard was glass shatter and gunshots,” said an eye witness.

It all started Monday around 3 p.m. Sulphur police were called to the business where they said Schaatveld was armed with a rifle.

“And she was pointing it at herself, as well as down on the ground,” said OSBI spokesperson, Jessica Brown.

That's when more officers arrived and negotiations began. Police said Schaatveld told them she was depressed over a relationship.

“For nearly five hours they tried to negotiate with her for her to put down the gun, come outside. She refused to do that,” said Brown.

According to the Sulpher police chief, Schaatveld shot at law enforcement who then shot back hitting her several times.

He said an OHP trooper was hit in the leg, and a Sulphur police officer in the back.

Schaatveld is at OU Medical Center in critical condition.

The officer and trooper were treated and released.

Another woman, 45-year-old Angela Sealy was arrested after the shooting for assault and battery on a police officer.