TULSA, Okla — Tulsa police released video Friday of officers shooting and killing a man in north Tulsa in early February.
Police said around 11:15 p.m. on February 4th a man on his way to a check-cashing business near Pine and North Lewis noticed a man riding his bike around the area before he went in side. When he came back out the man was there, in a ski mask and pulled a gun and demanded money.
The victim said the man took the money got onto the bike and took off east on Pine. Another person said the man tried to rob them, but they had no money so the suspect fled. The TPD helicopter found the suspect riding the bicycle through a neighborhood. They helped guide officers on the ground to the man, where they tried to stop him.
Video shows three officers come to the man in the snowy neighborhood. He is on foot and they have weapons trained on him. The officers order him to stop, but the man takes a few more steps and an officer yells "Gun, gun, gun" because he saw the man reaching for a gun in his waistband.
Three officers then opened fire and the man fell to the ground. The gun falls to the ground by his feet. Officers secured the weapon and performed first aid on the man until EMSA arrived. The man later died. His name has not been released.
2 News Oklahoma is showing a portion of the video due to graphic nature.
The three officers involved in the shooting are on administrative leave per the department's policy.
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