Police release new information in Sand Springs fatal officer-involved shooting

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SAND SPRINGS, Okla. – Police have released video from the fatal officer-involved shooting that took place in Sand Springs, Oklahoma over the weekend.

Around 9 a.m. on Saturday, officers from the Sand Springs Police Department were called to reports of a man shooting a gun in the backyard of a residential subdivision.

When police went to the home, they encountered 66-year-old Donald Allen, who was still holding a gun.

Officers say they gave Allen several chances to put the gun down, but he continued to hold it in a firing position.

After threatening police officers several times, police say they let Allen retreat into his home and called the SWAT team.

They say the man confronted them again and this time, officers retreated.

At that point, according to information from police, Allen rushed officers with the gun pointed.

That is when 28-year-old Officer Brian Barnett opened fire and shot the man four times.

Officials say Allen suffered from mental illness.

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is investigating, according to Fox 23.

 

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