Off-duty trooper shoots, kills armed man outside Tulsa motel
TULSA, Okla.- We’re now learning the identity of an off-duty Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper who shot and killed a man over the weekend.
Authorities say 45-year-old Sheldon Robinson is on paid administrative leave after the shooting.
Officials say Robinson, who was off duty at the time, approached two armed men outside the Best Budget Inn around 1 a.m. on Sunday.
Robinson told the men that he is an Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper.
Shortly after talking to the suspects, something happened to make him feel threatened.
Robinson opened fire, shooting and killing 25-year-old Michael Troy Swatosh.
The other man fled the scene.
Robinson has been with the force for over 16 years.
Details of the incident are not being released until the investigation is completed.