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Officer Shoots, Kills Man Who Pointed Gun, Tulsa Police Say

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One person is dead and an officer is on paid leave as Tulsa police investigate the city’s 81st homicide of the year.

Police say a neighbor called them around 3:45 and told them a man was running down the street naked and carrying a gun.

When the first officer arrived, TPD says he told the man to stop and put the gun down but they say instead he pointed it at the officer. The officer then fired at the man, they say.

Officers are now working to notify the man's family of his death on Christmas which officers say is difficult to do.

“Giving a death notice any day of the year is extremely difficult,” said TPD Captain Mike Williams.

Police say the officer is on paid leave as they investigate.

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