Two deputies and a police officer opened fire after officers discovered that he was carrying two knives.
People are protesting in Tulsa at the scene where a man was shot and killed in an officer-involved shooting on Friday.
The deputies who fired the shots are white and the police officer is black. They always use mental health unit deputies when they are doing a mental health pickup. A large police presence set up near 49th and MLK Jr. He was armed with two knives at the time he was shot. A deputy used his stun gun on Barre, but it "had no effect", the statement said.
Witnesses told police they soon heard a gunshot, followed by Aviles' vehicle fleeing. All three have been put on administrative leave. The Tulsa Police Department and the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office sent many more officers to the scene, some wearing riot gear. Since last week, authorities interacted or attempted to contact him at least three times, officials said. Ashley said it was a mental health pickup order and a judge would have signed it so that officers could take the man to a mental health facility.
The We The People Oklahoma advocacy group identified the man as Joshua Anthony Barre. Officials said that because he was alone in his home, he did not present a threat to the public and deputies left the home.
Waco police say a day care owner and her employee have been arrested on charges they abused children ranging in age from 10 months to 2 years old.
Barre was found at his home, alone, on June 7 and allegedly "threatened to kill officers", according to a news release.