VIDEO: Deadly officer-involved shooting in midtown Tulsa, witness captures shooting on cell phone

Posted at 4:59 PM, Oct 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-22 11:28:08-04

Tulsa police are investigating a deadly officer-involved shooting that happened Friday afternoon near 1st and Utica.

WARNING: Graphic content in video above

Police say a man is dead after officers fired multiple shots at him. According to investigators the man refused to drop his knife. They first deployed a Taser more than once before shooting him several times.

Officers say the man pulled a knife on a couple who were selling a car in a nearby lot. At least two witnesses called 911 to report the man with the knife.

Officers say chest compressions were performed on the man before he was transported.

Witnesses say the man was well-known to people in the area and was considered homeless.

Investigators are now reviewing police dash cam footage.

A witness captured the deadly encounter on cell phone video. You can watch the full, unedited video in the player above. A warning -- graphic content is included in the video.

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