Oklahoma officer placed on leave after fatally shooting man

The Associated Press - February 8, 2020 9:12 am

SAPULPA, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say that an Oklahoma officer has been placed on leave after fatally shooting a knife-wielding man who is said to have charged at the officer.

According to investigators, 38-year-old Michael Green acted strangely and threatened to hurt himself after entering a funeral home at around 11 a.m. on Friday in Sapulpa and asking for a drink of water. When an officer with the Sapulpa police department found Collins at a nearby cemetery, Collins pulled a knife and charged at the officer, authorities said. Collins was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation will review the shooting.


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