TPD Identify Man Shot, Killed By U.S. Marshals In Standoff
TULSA, Oklahoma - Tulsa police have released the name of a man shot and killed by Deputy U.S. Marshals Monday.
Police say 42-year-old Jeremy Dale Edmonds was shot and killed after a standoff in the 30 block of North Louisville. Marshal Clayton Johnson said marshals were assisting Tulsa County Sheriff's Office deputies with a warrant service when they encountered Edmonds.
“Deputy U.S. Marshals encountered a violent subject, and that subject was shot and killed," Johnson said.
Edmonds had a felony warrant for domestic assault and battery by strangulation. Court records state he got into an argument with his girlfriend on October 18, 2018, choked her and hit her head against the floor.
An affidavit states the woman went for a forensic exam and had visible injuries including bruising on her neck, arms and wrists, lacerations on her jaw and other injuries consistent with being strangled.
The marshals were serving with the Northern Oklahoma Violent Crimes Task Force. They and deputies from the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office entered the house after making attempts to talk Edmonds into surrendering, according to a news release from the United States Marshals Service.
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Law enforcement officers said they found Edmonds in a bedroom and used a Taser on him when he disobeyed commands.
"The fugitive became violent and attempted to assault the officers with a knife," the news release states. "Shots were fired striking the fugitive which stopped the knife attack."
A U.S. Marshal Service trauma medic was at the home but was unable to save Edmonds' life, according to the U.S. Marshals Service.