Tulsa Police Investigate Officer-Involved Shooting

Wednesday, June 3rd 2020, 10:23 pm
By: Erick Payne

TULSA, Okla. - Tulsa Police say one of its officers is on paid leave after an officer-involved shooting near West 11th Street and Boulder Wednesday night.

Police said they got a call that a person was shot in the leg . When officer arrived they found a man shot and another person was waving a gun. Police said after they told him to put it down, he wouldn't, causing them to shoot the man in the chest.

Police say the man was alert and talking when he was taken to the hospital.

TPD says this appeared to have been a domestic shooting and wasn't related to any protests. However, police had to take extra precautions while they were investigating due to the protests happening around the city.

"We want to make sure people understand this has nothing to do with the protestors, this is actually an isolated incident. But beyond that it brings so much attention, we have to make sure the officers can process the crime scene without anybody running on them," said Capt. Richard Meulenberg.

This is a developing story.