VIDEO: Store Surveillance Footage Released of Controversial Tulsa OIS

Surveillance video has been released in Friday’s fatal officer-involved shooting of a Tulsa, OK, man armed with knives.

Tulsa officers and Tulsa County Sheriff’s deputies had been trying to take Joshua Barre, 29, into custody for a mental health evaluation since May 31.

On Friday morning, a neighbor saw Barre in the street armed with two large knives and Tulsa County deputies and Tulsa police officers responded.

Barre walked to a nearby convenience store where deputies gave him commands to stop and not enter the store.

A deputy tased Barre, but “it had no effect,” and he continued to walk towards the convenience store.

Barre is seen on surveillance video entering the store with the knives.

As he opened the door and began to enter, law enforcement officers fired their weapons, shooting and mortally wounding Barre.

After the shooting, a group of 25-30 people began shouting at officers. The crowd then grew to approximately 300 people.

Some of the people in the crowd threw objects at officers, like rocks or pieces of concrete, KFOR TV reports.

 

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