Officer involved in deadly October shooting identified

TULSA, Okla. — One man is dead after an officer-involved shooting in midtown Tulsa on Tuesday morning, October 23.

Tulsa police told FOX23 they were serving a "high-risk warrant" for firearms and narcotics at a home near 11th and Yale. Officers said they had a SWAT team out because they knew the man they were looking for would have guns.

Police and SWAT were on the scene when Shaunday Mullins let two kids out of the house. Officers said that is when Mullins fired a shot outside.

In January 2019, Tulsa police identified the officer involved as Officer J. Lawless. He is a Prescision Rifle Operator on the Special Operations Team and police said he discharged a departmental issued AR-15.

Lawless has been a member of the SOT team for 12 years. He has been the Tulsa Police Department since July 1998. He has no reportable complaint history.         

One officer returned fire and police believe Mullins was hit twice in the chest. He died after being taken from the scene by EMSA.

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Police said the two children who were let out are not injured and Heather Brazeal -- who was inside the house -- is in custody.

FOX23's Preston Jones went LIVE on Facebook with more information from the scene:

Officer-involved shooting in midtown near 8th and Toledo — police say the suspect died in the hospital. FOX23 Preston Jones is LIVE on the scene with updates on the situation. MORE INFO:

Posted by FOX23 News on Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Tulsa police gave an update from the scene:

UPDATE: One man dead after officer invovled shooting

UPDATE: One man dead after officer-involved shooting in midtown Tulsa MORE INFO:

Posted by FOX23 News on Tuesday, October 23, 2018

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