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

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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