• District Attorney rules Bartlesville officer-involved shooting justifiable


    Story Highlights

    • Police in Bartlesville are investigating an officer-involved shooting. It happened along South Maple on Wednesday night.
    • Police were trying to serve a search warrant at the home when they say someone started firing at officers.
    • They believe the shooter was the suspect's mother. An officer fired back, hitting the woman.
    • She went to the hospital in critical condition and later died. Two officers were hurt; both are expected to be OK.
    • The suspect officers initially came to the home for was taken into custody 
    • The district attorney ruled the shooting justifiable on February 9.

    BARTLESVILLE, Okla. - Investigators released footage of an officer-involved shooting Monday. 



    Bartlesville police say a woman shot by police on last week died from her injuries. 

    Police and Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation agents worked through the night investigating the shooting. It happened around 9:30 p.m. in the 1600 block of SW Maple in Bartlesville. 

    BPD said six police officers originally went to the house to serve a search warrant for the suspected sale of illegal drugs. Four officers went into the house and encountered Mike Livingston, 50, who was the suspect involved in the search warrant. 

    Police said officers heard shots while taking  Livingston into custody and two officers were hit with a projectile. Officers said they saw Geraldine Townsend, 72, pointing what looked like a semi-automatic handgun. One officer returned fire and shot Townsend. Police say she shot a high powered pellet handgun.

    One officer and Townsend were taken to a local hospital. She died from her injuries. The officer is undergoing surgery Thursday to remove the projectile. 

    Livingston was arrested on drug and weapons charges. OSBI is investigating the officer involved shooting. 

    The district attorney's office announced Feb. 9 that the shooting was justifiable.

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