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Tulsa Police officers shot and killed an armed man inside a west Tulsa QT

Posted at 4:53 AM, Dec 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-19 14:44:11-05

TULSA, Okla. — UPDATE: Tulsa Police has confirmed that a man has died after being shot by officers early Wednesday morning. Tulsa police say the suspect has been identified as Tyler Hall, 29 year old man.

A spokesperson from the Tulsa Police Department said officers received a call around 2:20 a.m. to the QuikTrip (QT) on Southwest Boulevard and West 23rd Street.

A security guard at the QT told officers the man had walked into the store with a gun and pointed it at him. The guard confronted the man and got into an altercation with him. According to the spokesperson, they went back and forth before officers arrived.

Then, officers surrounded the suspect who remained armed. They instructed the man to put the weapon down and gave him verbal commands, however, the man didn't comply.

Three officers opened fire and shot the man multiple times. He was taken to the hospital where he later passed away.

The officers involved and security guard didn't get hurt during the shooting.

The convenience store remained blocked off for several hours as detectives collected evidence from the scene and reviewed surveillance video.

QT spokesperson Mike Thornbrugh said the security guard works for a private company that "we use at some locations." They are referring any inquiries to law enforcement as they continue their investigation.

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