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Cell phone video shows midtown Tulsa police shooting

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TULSA, Okla. - Quick Facts:

  • Tulsa police said an officer was involved in a shooting Friday
  • One person was taken to the hospital
  • A witness told FOX23 a man was around the area of 3rd and Utica with a knife
  • The man died before 6 p.m.
  • Cell phone video from a witness posted to a public YouTube account shows the shooting

 

Cell phone video from a witness shows a deadly officer-involved shooting in midtown Tulsa.

WARNING: This video contains graphic content that some viewers may find disturbing. It was originally uploaded to a public YouTube account.

The shots rang out near Third and Utica around 5 p.m.

Police said a 58-year-old white man was taken to the hospital with at least one gunshot wound. He died before 6 p.m.

VIDEO: Officer-involved shooting in midtown Tulsa

One witness at the scene said it looked like someone was trying to sell a car nearby when a man came up and pulled a knife on him.

FOX23 News at 9 Updates:

The witness said the man then started walking around the intersection with the knife in his hand.

Then two police officers reportedly yelled for him to drop it. Witnesses said the man was walking away when one officer used a Taser at least once.

Police said the man was still "aggressing" one of the officers, so they both opened fire.

Witnesses said officers immediately reacted after the shooting and performed CPR on the suspect.

This marks the sixth officer involved shooting by Tulsa police in 2016.