Suspect Seriously Injured In Tulsa Deputy-Involved Shooting

Wednesday, December 1st 2010, 5:04 pm
By: News On 6

TULSA, Oklahoma -- A suspect was seriously injured Wednesday after he was shot by a Tulsa County deputy.

Sergeant Shannon Clark, with Tulsa County Sheriff's Office, said two deputies were responding to a domestic call in 7400 block of North Iroquois just before 4 p.m.

Clark said the suspect was outside the home when deputies arrived. Clark said one of the deputies felt his life was threatened, so he fired one shot at the man. 

EMSA told the News On 6 a 45-year-old man was taken to the hospital in serious condition.

The sheriff's office is asking the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation to look into the shooting.

"When something like that happens it's so dynamic, the first interest that we have is rendering aid to the person that was injured," Clark said. "So, that was the main focal point, right now they're trying to make those determinations of what caused the deputy to fire."

Neither the deputy's nor the victim's name has been released.