Police shooting

Tulsa Police Department

Two Tulsa Police Department officers are in critical condition, "fighting for their lives," following a shooting during a traffic stop early Monday morning, officials say.

At a press conference Monday afternoon, TPD Chief Wendell Franklin identified the officers as Sgt. Craig Johnson, a 15-year veteran, and Officer Aurash Zarkeshan, who completed police training only last month and had been on patrol for just six weeks.

KWGS News

An Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper shot and killed a man near Vinita on Thursday morning, according to a statement from OHP.

Robert Harris, 34, of Tulsa, was a passenger in a vehicle when the trooper pulled it over for a traffic violation on the Will Rogers Turnpike shortly before 9 a.m., according to OHP.

During the traffic stop, the trooper fired one shot, killing Harris. The statement does not identify the trooper or give an explanation for why the trooper shot Harris. OHP claims narcotics and a firearm were recovered at the scene.

MUSTANG, Okla. (AP) — Authorities are investigating a fatal police shooting in suburban Oklahoma City.

Officers from the Mustang police department found an individual who had been suspected of driving under the influence at a parking lot Friday evening, according to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation.

Police said 42-year-old Benjamin Ballard of Yukon was fatally shot after he “presented a firearm.” Ballard died at the scene and a firearm was found in the parking lot, according to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation.

Tulsa Police

Tulsa police shot a man Wednesday night blocks away from a peaceful protest against police brutality in front of police headquarters downtown.

Capt. Richard Meulenberg said officers near the protest heard gunshots and went to 11th Street and Boulder Avenue. Witnesses said they saw a shooting, and police found the victim, a man shot in the leg.