Tulsa police identify officers involved in Thursday night shooting


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Updated: 9/13/2013 11:17 am Published: 9/12/2013 10:13 pm


Tulsa police released the names of two officers involved in a shooting on Thursday night.

Officer Trevor Peters, 23, and Officer Nate Terrell, 26, are both on routine paid administrative leave.  

An officer shot a man armed with a knife during a domestic dispute in east Tulsa Thursday night.

Tulsa police told FOX23 News officers were called to a home near 28th Street and South Garnett Road around 9:15 p.m.

The caller reported her estranged husband was harassing her.

Captain Wendell Franklin said the suspect drove by the home and stopped and got out with a knife.

“He was very vocal and still enraged when officers showed up,” said Franklin.

When the officers confronted the man and he would not drop his knife, one officer fired his gun at the man multiple times. Franklin said the suspect was hit once in the abdomen. He is being treated at the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Franklin said it is unknown at this time if police have been called to this home before and does not believe there was a protective order filed involving the husband or wife.

He said officers considered domestic calls to be one of the most serious calls.

"Domestic calls are probably the scariest calls that we go on. They are unknown situations that we deal with and when you talk about domestic situations husbands and wife there are a lot of things on the line."

Franklin said the suspect recovers will be booked in the Tulsa County jail where he will face assault and battery with a deadly weapon against the officers.

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Common Sense - 9/13/2013 8:38 PM
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If t

Smokeybear55 - 9/13/2013 7:53 AM
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Hmmm-what caliber was the knife with which police shot the suspect?

gettingby - 9/13/2013 7:34 AM
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So the officer discharged his weapon multiple times, and wounded the suspect once? Perhaps more range time?

Unwashed Mass - 9/12/2013 11:10 PM
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Someone shouldn't have had their finger on the trigger, so now a gun went off and everyone has to agree on a story.
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