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Update: Tulsa Police Release Name of Officer in fatal Christmas Day Shooting

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The name of the officer who fired his weapon is J. Calle during the shooting near 11th and Wheeling on Christmas Day.  His date of hire was January, 2011.

Tulsa Police identify the man shot and killed  on Christmas Day as 31-year-old Jacob Craig.

Craig’s neighbors called police when he was in the street naked and holding a gun near Hillcrest Medical Center. Police say an officer shot Craig around 3:45 p.m. Monday when he didn’t follow commands and pointed his gun at officers.

Craig’s mother, Kim Flanagan, told reporters he was suffering from mental illness that first started when he was a child and worsened after seeing his fiancée killed by a drunk driver 10 years ago.

Sgt. Dave Walker said Craig’s death is tragic.

"It's not unlike we haven't seen before, but unless we get a handle on the funding for mental health issues, I think we're going to see more of this," Walker said.

The officer who shot Craig is on leave.