Court documents: Man shot, killed by police had tortured, raped woman

Posted at 5:49 PM, Feb 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-18 23:14:21-05

TULSA -- Police have identified the man shot and killed in an officer-involved shooting in east Tulsa Friday evening as David English, 34.

Police say they were involved in a pursuit with English because he was wanted out of Rogers County for first degree rape and kidnapping. After the chase ended, police say English charged at officers with a knife.

Police say officers then opened fire at English in the 4700 block of South Mingo. English was transported to the hospital where he later died.

The officers involved in the shooting are on paid leave pending the outcome of an investigation into the shooting.

English was wanted on kidnapping, rape, assault and drug complaints.

Court documents said he tortured a woman who had been living with him. The documents allege that he tied a rope around her neck, hit her in the head with a butane torch and would not allow her to leave the home for weeks.

Documents said that the woman, who was taken to a hospital, had burns on her legs, bruises, multiple contusions, a puncture wound and a fractured sternum.

Neighbors in the area said they had no idea what was going on.

"We didn't know what happened until the police came by," said Dan Reder, a neighbor of English.

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