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Latest: Deputies had been at slain man’s home several times before

The Associated Press - June 10, 2017 10:01 am

Latest: Deputies had been at slain man’s home several times before
TULSA, Okla. (AP) – Authorities say the man who was fatally shot by three Oklahoma law enforcement officers was Joshua Barre.
The 29-year-old black man was shot by two Tulsa County sheriff’s deputies and a Tulsa police officer Friday as he about to enter a convenience store.
Authorities say deputies were attempting to pick the knife-wielding Barre up for a mental health issue, and that deputies had been to his home several times since a civil mental health pickup order was issued May 31.
Police and the sheriff’s office said Friday night in a joint statement that on June 1 and 7, Barre made threats about what he would do if they forced their way inside his home and they left since he was no immediate threat to the public. On June 5, they couldn’t find him.
The statement said it was different on Friday, when four 911 callers reported seeing Barre walking the streets with two large knives and threatening people.

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