Tulsa police say man charged them with a knife before they shot him

VIDEO: Man in critical condition after being shot by Tulsa police

TULSA, Okla. — A man is recovering in the hospital Wednesday morning after police shot him in a north Tulsa neighborhood.

Tulsa police were called to the area of East 56th Street North and N. Peoria Ave. around 7 a.m. to help Tulsa firefighters who were working on a nearby house fire.

Investigators say the fire didn’t start on its own.

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Police say a man that didn’t live at a home in the area was refusing to cooperate with them.

Police say the man eventually showed he was holding a knife and tried charging at officers.

The officers used tasers on the man twice but they say it wasn’t stopping him.

One officer shot the man who paramedics later took to the hospital.

“We know he’s in stable condition,” Tulsa Police Officer Danny Bean told FOX23.

No officers were hurt and police say they were all wearing body cameras.

Police are looking to talk to the man about the fire when he’s recovered enough in the hospital.

FOX23 got an update from police that we streamed live on the FOX23 Facebook page:

Person shot by police in north Tulsa

POLICE SHOOTING: We're getting an update from Tulsa police after one of their officers shot someone in a north Tulsa neighborhood. UPDATES >>> https://bit.ly/3mvBTIJ

Posted by FOX23 News on Wednesday, December 2, 2020