Police say a security guard at a Tulsa apartment complex shot and killed a man who had tried to run over him with a car late Thursday.
Police said the city's first homicide of 2015 occurred at the Western Pine Apartments in the 2400 block of South Maybelle Avenue just before 11 p.m.
Tulsa Police Sergeant Dave Walker said a security guard investigating a disturbance encountered a man attempting to the leave the complex. Walker says the officer recognized the man, identified as Dale Scott Long, 40, as a person who had been banned from the complex.
He says the officer ordered Long to get out of the car and raise his hands. Sgt. Walker said Long refused, put the car into reverse and almost hit the security officer. He says Long then put the car into drive and accelerated trying to strike the officer a second time but the "security officer was able to push off the car and fire a single shot at Long."
Sgt. Walker says that gunshot hit Long in the torso, but Long continued to drive away. Long crashed the car a short time later at West 25th Street and South Jackson and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Sgt. Walker said witness accounts agreed Long was the source of the disturbance and that Long hit the security officer with his car. He says the officer was questioned and released pending a review by the Tulsa County district attorney's office.
Sgt. Walker says the investigation so far does not show any "criminal intent" by the security officer.
Police haven't released the name of the security officer, who works for Signal 88 Security.
Records from the Oklahoma Department of Corrections show Long was convicted of domestic assault and battery in 2002 in Tulsa County and served less than a year in prison.