TULSA, Okla. - Quick Facts:
- Tulsa police confirm an officer-involved shooting occurred during a chase Friday evening.
- Officials said the Northern Oklahoma Violent Crimes Task Force served an arrest warrant at an apartment in Tulsa.
- The chase started shortly after 5 p.m. and ended when the suspect was shot by police.
- Three officers discharged their weapon.
- Officials identified the suspect as David English.
- The suspect was taken to the hospital in critical condition. He died around 6 p.m.
- The officers involved were Jered Metzger, Greggory McClintock and Chad Murtaugh
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A rape and kidnapping suspect out of Rogers County is dead after an officer-involved shooting with Tulsa police on Friday.
Officials told FOX23 the Northern Oklahoma Violent Crimes Task Force went to a Tulsa apartment complex to serve an arrest warrant to David English. Officials told FOX23 the task force was looking for him because English "threatened suicide by cop to others".
Tulsa police learned from officers in Claremore that friends and relatives of English said he was "despondent about going back to jail and he was suicidal".
Court documents show that English was accused of abusing his girlfriend and holding her hostage for two days.
Officials said English ran from police and led them on a chase to a parking lot near 46th and Mingo after avoiding stop sticks nearby. According to police, he then got out of the vehicle and "aggressed" toward police with a knife in hand.
Police confirmed that three officers discharged their weapons at the suspect.
FOX23 Sara Whaley reported live from the scene using Facebook Live:
It’s unclear at this time how many bullets hit English was hit. EMSA transported him to the hospital in critical condition. He was pronounced dead around 6 p.m.
The officers involved were placed on routine paid leave pending the results of an investigation.
They were later identified as Jered Metzger, 29; Greggory McClintock, 44; and Chad Murtaugh, 38. Metzger joined the force in 2012; McClintock and Murgtaugh joined TPD in 2000 and 2006 respectively.
Watch the Friday evening update from Tulsa police:
FOX23 will continue to follow this story throughout the investigation and update it as new information becomes available.
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