Tulsa Officer on Leave after Fatal Shooting of Man

Feb 18, 2013

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tulsa police say an officer who fatally shot a reportedly suicidal man remains on administrative leave pending the outcome of an internal investigation.

The department said Monday that Officer Daniel Madewell was involved in the fatal shooting Saturday when police were called to an apartment complex on reports of a suicidal man.

Authorities say the man was standing on his balcony when he pointed what appeared to be a weapon at Madewell, who opened fire.

Tulsa police say officers did not learn that the weapon was a BB gun until after the fatal shooting.

Tulsa police say Madewell was hired at the Tulsa Police Department in 2007.

Tulsa police have not yet released the name of the man who was killed, pending the notification of his relatives.