Video shows Okla. LEOs fatally shoot fugitive who drew gun

Officers assisting a woman in a disabled vehicle fired at a wanted man after he pulled a gun from his waistband

Police1 Staff 

TULSA, Okla. — The Tulsa Police Department released body camera video last week of a fatal officer-involved shooting that took place in October. 

ABC 8 reports the shooting occurred Oct. 27 when Officers D. Jones, C. Riley and J. McRee stopped to assist a vehicle pulled over with its hazard lights on. 

The female driver told officers she was having an issue with her wheels and her ex-boyfriend, Luis Arreguin-Lara, had gone to get something to fix it, Sgt. Shane Tuell with the Tulsa Police Department told ABC 8. The driver also told police Arreguin-Lara had a felony warrant out for his arrest. 

Police told ABC 8 that 50-year-old Arreguin-Lara approached the vehicle on a bicycle with a tire iron when the three officers approached him. When they asked him to put the tire iron down, they say he pulled a gun from his side. 

"He turned his right hip sideways to get his hip away from the officers and began digging at his hip, and that was a key indicator to the officers he may have a weapon, and sure enough, he did," Sgt. Tuell told ABC 8. 

Arreguin-Lara died at the scene, police said.  

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