Tulsa police release names of officers in fatal shooting
June 30, 2017
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tulsa police have released the names of three officers who fatally shot a man as he tried to break into a home.
A news release Thursday says Cpl. Joel Ward and officers Chad Murtaugh and Tracy Komasa shot 47-year-old Jimmie Bevenue on Saturday in east Tulsa.
Police say officers had stopped after seeing a stolen vehicle outside a home and approached three people standing outside the vehicle when Bevenue, armed with a gun, ran from the home to an adjoining house and kicked open a back door after ignoring orders to drop the weapon.
Police say the officers opened fire to p...