Police Identify Man Shot And Killed By Tulsa Police Officer During Standoff


Wednesday, October 19th 2016, 8:16 am
By: News On 6


Tulsa Police have identified the man shot in a standoff October 18, 2016, and the police officer who shot him. Police say Salvador Reyes, 42, was killed as he held a 2-year-old girl hostage at gunpoint and used her as a shield.

The member of the special operations team who shot him was identified as Officer Jason Lawless, 40. He is currently on administrative leave with pay.

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Officers were called to the home in the 4300 block of South 170th East Avenue just before 11:45 p.m. Monday. A woman there said Reyes, her estranged husband, forced his way into the home. She got out of the house with three of her children and her boyfriend, but the 2-year-old girl remained in the home with Reyes.

Police told News On 6 the girl was the wife's daughter but not Reyes' child.

Officers said Reyes also pointed his gun at police as he stood with the child on a balcony of the home. That's when Lawless fired one time and killed Reyes.

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