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Tulsa County Sheriff's Deputy On Paid Leave After Shooting Man Outside Apartment

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The deputy lives at Somerset Apartments in south Tulsa. The deputy lives at Somerset Apartments in south Tulsa.
Police and firefighters are pictured at the scene of the shooting Saturday morning. Police and firefighters are pictured at the scene of the shooting Saturday morning.

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TULSA, Oklahoma -- An off-duty Tulsa County Sheriff's Deputy shot and critically wounded a man at the deputy's apartment complex early Saturday morning.

On Sunday, The Tulsa County Sheriff's Office said the deputy is on routine, paid leave while the shooting is being investigated.  They are treating the shooting as an "on duty" shooting, according to spokes person Shannon Clark.

Corporal Dan Miller with the Tulsa Police Department said the deputy heard someone outside "messing with" his door at Somerset Place Apartments, 9300 E. 65th St. South, at about 4:30 a.m.

"The deputy had his service weapon with him and felt there was some kind of threat," Miller said.

The man was shot three times and was taken to a local hospital in life-threatening condition.

Miller said the investigation was in its early stages but that police haven't found a weapon on the injured man. There was no indication that the two men knew each other, he said.

The injured man is described as a 27-year-old, heavyset white male. The name of the deputy has not yet been released.

They did not release the name of the victim or the deputy involved in the shooting.

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