Tulsa police: Man hit with stun gun after stealing cigarettes, lighter, $40
3:23 PM, Sep 18, 2013
3:24 PM, Sep 18, 2013
TULSA - A suspected robber is in custody after a Tulsa police officer used a stun gun to subdue him outside a north Tulsa convenience store.
According to TPD officer Jill Roberson, the officer confronted the man as he was exiting the Dash Inn on East Apache Street, near Peoria, with a gun.
Roberson says the suspect refused orders to drop the weapon, causing the officer fired one shot, which missed the man.
At that point, Roberson says the man dropped his gun, but continued walking away from the store. That is when the officer pulled out the stun gun. "At that point, it was within the policy to use that Taser instead of the deadly force," said Roberson.
John Shaw is the manager of the Dash Inn. He said the man left the store with a stolen pack of cigarettes, a lighter and forty dollars from the cash register. "What he was asking, I tried to give him," said Shaw.
The suspect is now in custody. Roberson does not know if the officer involved in the incident will be placed on administrative leave.