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DCSO Searches For Armed Suspect

REDMOND, OR -- Deschutes County Deputies are looking for a man they say ran from a northeast Redmond traffic stop late Wednesday night. The search prompted Deschutes County 911 to send emergency alerts to people living around NE 5th and Maple, warning of a possibly armed suspect in the area. 

A deputy tried to stop a car just before 11 p.m., but the driver refused to pull over and eventually took off on foot. Shortly after, a deputy and residents reported hearing what sounded like gunfire in the area. The shots are unconfirmed and no injuries or damage was reported. 

Investigators believe the suspect is 36-year-old Braxton Michael Monson. He's described as 6', 200 pounds and was wearing dark jeans and a hoodie. Monson has a dark flower tattoo on his neck and various tattoos on his arms. DCSO says his facial hair is not as long as what's shows in the most available mug shot. He's known to frequent Prineville and Madras. DCSO says anyone who sees Monson should call 911 and not approach him, as he may be armed. 

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