MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

September 2, 2013

Trooper kills man at Tulsa motel


Associated Press

— TULSA (AP) — An off-dury Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper shot and killed a man outside a Tulsa motel, the patrol said Sunday.

OHP Lt. George Brown said the trooper, whose name has not been released, saw two men outside the motel just after 1 a.m. Sunday.

The Tulsa World reported that the trooper said one of the men had a handgun. Brown said the trooper identified himself as a patrol officer, displayed his gun and ordered the men to stop.

Brown said the trooper perceived a threat and fired, killing one of the men

The OHP has identified the victim only as a man. Brown said the other man ran away.