Tulsa police say man carrying knife shot, killed by officers
Bill Coleman - October 23, 2016 9:19 am
TULSA, Okla. (AP) – Tulsa police say a man was fatally shot by police when he refused to drop a knife and became aggressive.
The man was shot in a city street Tulsa Friday afternoon and died at a hospital. His name hasn’t been released.
The names of the officers also haven’t been released. Police spokesman Leland Ashley said both are on paid leave.
Ashley said officers were investigating reports of a man approaching people with a knife when they encountered the man who refused to drop the knife and was shot with a stun gun, then two officers opened fire when the man began “aggressing” one of them.
The shooting comes just more than a month after Officer Betty Shelby fatally shot Terence Crutcher. She has pleaded not guilty to first-degree manslaughter in his death.