"This one, you just never know if the guy's going to pop out or where he's going to pop out," MacKay told an AP reporter. "We're hoping this comes to a close without any more casualties. The best thing would be for him to give up."
MacKay said officers were taking precautions by working in pairs or in larger groups.
"Everyone is here for the safety of everyone," MacKay said, "for the safety of each other, for the safety of you."
MacKay was hit several times during the shootout and was airlifted to the hospital where he died of his injuries. Another deputy, Alex Collins, was also hit and remained hospitalized Wednesday after undergoing multiple surgeries. He was expected to recover.
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