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Charges will not be filed against Tulsa officers in shooting of mentally ill man

TULSA, OK (KSWO)- The Tulsa County district attorney says he will not pursue charges against police officers for the deadly shooting of a mentally ill man who was armed with knives.

That shooting took place in June. A spokesman for the police department says authorities had attempted to take the man into custody before the shooting. He was shot and killed as he entered a store after police say they offered him help and ordered him to drop the knives.

The man's mother said her son had stopped taking medication several months beforehand.

In a statement, the Tulsa County district attorney said he determined the officers' actions were justified since there was potential of harm to civilians.

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