Family: Man Killed By Tulsa Police Was National Guard Veteran


Thursday, May 22nd 2014, 12:32 pm
By: News On 6


Authorities have released the name of a man shot and killed by Tulsa Police early on the morning of Wednesday, May 21, 2014.

Police say an officer shot Cody W. Young, 22, after Young fired a rifle out of a window of an apartment building in the 1100 block of South Rockford Avenue.

Young's mother tells News On 6 her son would have turned 23 next month. She said he served with the Oklahoma National Guard out of Sand Springs and Vinita and spent about 18 months in Afghanistan before coming home two years ago.

Young was honorably discharged, according to his mother. She said he had PTSD but could never get the treatment he needed from the Veteran's Administration.

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The night he was killed, police say they had 10 calls from different people who reported gunshots at the apartment building just before 1 a.m. Officers heard shots fired inside the building as they set up at the scene.

Homicide Sergeant Dave Walker said Young appeared in a second story window holding a rifle and fired one round. He was shot and killed by 17-year veteran Tulsa Police Officer Gene Hogan.