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Oklahoma officer to face trial in fatal shooting


August 19, 2018

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A suspended Oklahoma City officer has been ordered to face trial in the on-duty fatal shooting of an unarmed suicidal man.

A judge decided Friday to send Keith Patrick Sweeney's case to trial, the Oklahoman reported . Sweeney, 33, pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder charges in last year's shooting death of Dustin Pigeon, 29.

Officers responded to a Nov. 15 call about a suicidal person and found Pigeon doused in lighter fluid and threatening to set himself on fire in a courtyard surrounded by homes, according to police. Prosecutors said Sweeney fatally shot Pige...

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