Dozens of law enforcement officers in riot gear responded to protests Friday in Tulsa, Okla., following a police shooting of a knife-wielding man with mental health issues.
Two Tulsa County Sheriff’s deputies and a Tulsa Police officer shot and killed Joshua Barre, 29, in front of a convenience store near his house. The deputies were trying to pick him up for a mental health issue but fired on Barre when they noticed he was carrying two knives and attempting to enter the store, police said.
The deputies earlier tried to pick up Barre near his house, but the man walked away and headed to the nearby store instead, Tulsa police spokesman Leland Ashley said. Barre later died at a hospital. Tulsa Police opened an investigation into the shooting.