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Family of Bartlesville man shot by police files lawsuit


TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The family of a man shot and killed by a Bartlesville police officer in 2019 filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city and two of its officers.

The estate of Thomas Gay filed the suit Monday in federal court in Tulsa, alleging the two officers used excessive and unreasonable force.

Gay was shot and killed in June 2019 after police responded to a report of a domestic disturbance at the Bartlesville home of Gay's parents. According to the suit, police officer Jessica Pitts shot and killed Gay after he had been shot with a stun gun and then attempted to flee a bedro...

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