TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tulsa police say officers fatally shot a man who confronted them with an ax and ignored commands to drop the weapon.
Tulsa Police Sgt. Shane Tuell tells reporters the officers were responding Monday evening to a home where a woman reported her husband was threatening her.
Tuell says the officers encountered the man in the street. He says the man began making suicidal statements and approached the officers with the ax. Both fired their guns.
Police say there was a dashcam in a police cruiser but they aren’t sure if it captured the incident, according to TV station KOTV.
The shooting comes a day after Tulsa police fatally shot a man who threw a knife at an officer who tried unsuccessfully to use a Taser to subdue him.