Undercover Tulsa reserve deputy fatally shoots suspect
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — An ex-convict was fatally shot by a Tulsa County reserve deputy during an undercover firearms sting.
The Tulsa World (http://bit.ly/1HsScuW ) reports that authorities were purchasing guns and ammunitions Thursday from 44-year-old Eric Harris. Police say Harris fled when they tried to take him into custody in the parking lot of a Dollar General store. He was shot during struggle with police.
Harris was treated at the scene by EMSA medics and taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Maj. Shannon Clark said the identity of the reserve deputy, who was working with the Violent Crimes Task Force, would be released after detectives finish interviewing him.
Clark said that it’s not unusual for a reserve deputy to be on an assignment with units such as the Violent Crimes Task Force. According to Clark, the Sheriff’s Office has more than 100 reserve deputies, who “have full powers and authority.”
Information from: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com