Jury selection starts in trial of officer who fired fatal shot at suicidal man

The Associated Press - October 21, 2019 4:14 pm

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Jury selection has begun in the trial of an Oklahoma City police officer who fatally shot a suicidal man who was apparently trying to set himself on fire.

Sgt. Keith Sweeney is charged with second-degree murder in the Nov. 15, 2017, death of 29-year-old Dustin Pigeon. Jury selection began Monday.

Prosecutors say Sweeney shot Pigeon after another officer fired a bean bag to no effect, and that Pigeon was unarmed and didn’t pose a threat.

 

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