Tulsa Police Identify Officer Involved In 2018 Shooting
TULSA, Oklahoma - The Tulsa Police Department has identified the police officer involved in a shooting that left a suspect dead.
Police say Officer J. Lawless shot 37-year-old Shaunday Mullins in October of last year while a special operations team was serving a search warrant for drugs and firearms.
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Police say that soon after the officers arrived in an armored vehicle, Mullins came outside with a gun and fired a shot. An officer in the armored vehicle returned fire, police say. Police said they had EMSA on standby and paramedics took Mullins to the hospital, where he died.
Police say Officer Lawless is a Precision Rifle Operator on the Special Operations Team.
Lawless was also involved in a previous officer-involved shooting where a man held a 2-year-old hostage back in October 2016.
Police say Lawless has no reportable complaint history.