Tahlequah police officers cleared of any wrongdoing in deadly officer involved shooting in August

Posted at 6:54 AM, Nov 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-17 09:12:28-05

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. - The Cherokee County District Attorney cleared three Tahlequah police officers of any wrongdoing in a deadly officer involved shooting in August of 2016.

The Tahlequah Police Department made the announcement on Facebook Wednesday.

The post said Lieutenant Brandon Vick, Officer Chase Reed and Officer Josh Girdner were cleared.

Police said the incident happened in August when they responded to a routine call for help.

The encounter lasted just under a minute and was caught on camera.

Officers said the man threatened them with a hammer and said "one of us is going to die tonight", although it was not heard in the body camera's audio.

The video shows Dominic Rollice pick up a hammer and police immediately respond by telling him to drop it.

Two officers fired a total of five shots and a third officer deployed his taser.

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