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Video: 73-Year-Old Oklahoma Reserve Deputy Accidentally Shoots, Kills Suspect

The Tulsa County (Okla.) Sheriff's Officer has released a video of an incident in which a 73-year-old reserve deputy shot and killed a suspect April 2 during an undercover operation. The reserve deputy has told investigators he believed he was holding a Taser, not a gun, when the shooting occurred. More Here.

April 13, 2015

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gail @ 4/13/2015 11:15 AM

Assuming we believe this, why are we arming someone who doesn't know a taser from a gun. (Sounds like the start of a very bad joke.)

Andrew @ 4/13/2015 11:34 AM

It is clear that he made a mistake. This exact scenario has happened before. It is a terrible tragedy.

kevCopAz @ 4/13/2015 12:39 PM

Tragic, but it needs to be said...T.M.Y. ids the cause, too many years!. A 73 yr old man does not need to be a reserve deputy on the streets. Don't care if he was a sworn officer for years, That age is too long in the tooth end of story. Take this from a 32 yr veteran cop that is now in another Law Enforcement job (not street enforcement) Im still in good shape and Im only 59. I KNOW everyone should be out of this game, especially street enforcement, by at the most early sixties. Face facts too many years slow us all down and cause things that we do not like but have to live with...old age. I think that the agency is partially responsible for allowing such an elderly man to do street enforcement.

PG @ 4/13/2015 3:27 PM

Why would he even taze him ????????? Geez!!!!!

Kojack58 @ 4/14/2015 6:53 AM

Why did the suspect run, family states he was such a nice person. He knew they were officers. In the heat of the moment the reserve deputy made a mistake. My condolences to the family but the subject ran and resisted.

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