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Payne County DA Says Officers Were Justified In Shooting Teen

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The Payne County Sheriff's Office assisted with the investigation. The Payne County Sheriff's Office assisted with the investigation.
The Gym in the 1500 block of East Main, where the shooting occurred. The Gym in the 1500 block of East Main, where the shooting occurred.
STILLWATER, Oklahoma -

Payne County District Attorney Tom Lee says two Cushing police officers were justified when they shot and killed an 18-year-old Tulsa man.

Lee said in a news release Thursday that Rabih Ozeir refused the officer's orders to drop a handgun he was carrying and that he was shot when he pointed the gun at the officers on January 10. Ozeir died the following day at a Tulsa hospital.

Authorities have declined to release the names of the officers involved, but say they have been on paid administrative leave.

Cushing police have said the officers were investigating a disturbance call outside of a chiropractic clinic and gym when they encountered Ozeir in a parking lot.

1/10/2013 Related Story: Teen Shot By Cushing Police Dies In Tulsa Hospital

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