Payne County DA Says Officers Were Justified In Shooting Teen


Thursday, January 31st 2013, 4:12 pm

By: News On 6


Payne County District Attorney Tom Lee says two Cushing police officers were justified when they shot and killed an 18-year-old Tulsa man.

Lee said in a news release Thursday that Rabih Ozeir refused the officer's orders to drop a handgun he was carrying and that he was shot when he pointed the gun at the officers on January 10. Ozeir died the following day at a Tulsa hospital.

Authorities have declined to release the names of the officers involved, but say they have been on paid administrative leave.

Cushing police have said the officers were investigating a disturbance call outside of a chiropractic clinic and gym when they encountered Ozeir in a parking lot.

1/10/2013 Related Story: Teen Shot By Cushing Police Dies In Tulsa Hospital

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