Tulsa Police Identify Suspects In Two Officer-Involved Shootings

Monday, August 10th 2020, 12:58 pm
By: News On 6

Tulsa Police have identified the suspects in two weekend officer-involved shootings.

TPD said officers shot and killed Jonathan Randell on Saturday after he pulled a knife on a Dollar Store employee, then tried to break into a domestic violence shelter. They said they had a specially-trained crisis officer on scene and used a non-lethal weapon option first, but they said he raised his arm as if to throw the knife at officers, so they fired.

Police said Randell had a current felony warrand and told officers he would not go back to prison. Randell died at the scene.

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On Sunday, officers shot Earl Barton, Jr. after they said he also came at them with a knife following a chase. Police said Barton pulled a knife and fought police, and an officer fired a single shot.

The officers involved are on routine leave during the investigations.

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No officers were hurt.