Man Shot on Brookside After Reportedly Pointing Gun at TPD Officer

Jul 9, 2019

A Tulsa Police investigator marks evidence Tuesday after an officer shot an armed man at a Brookside shopping center.
Credit Matt Trotter / KWGS

A man is said to be in stable condition after being shot by a Tulsa police officer at a Brookside shopping center early Tuesday.

Police said they received several calls shortly before 7 a.m. that a man was walking along south Peoria Avenue pointing a gun at passing cars.

An officer spotted 58-year-old Donald Berry in the parking lot of Orbison Square at 43rd Street and Peoria.

"When they pulled up, the individual had the gun in his hand. He chambers a round in that gun, and at that point, officers fire — one officer fires two shots at the suspect, hitting him one time in the torso," said Officer Jeanne Pierce.

Berry was taken to the hospital. The officer, whose name has not been released, was not hurt.

Tuesday's shooting was not the first time police interacted with Berry.

"He was known to officers, known in this area. So, there are some concerns of maybe he had some mental health issues," Pierce said.

TPD closed Peoria between 43rd and 45th street during the morning rush hour as they investigated the shooting. A shell casing in the road had to be left undisturbed.