District Attorney rules Bartlesville officer-involved shooting justifiable

VIDEO: Video footage reveals new details in Bartlesville officer-involved shooting

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.

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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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