TULSA, Okla. — The Latest on the shooting of a black man by three Oklahoma law enforcement officers (all times local):
One of the three Oklahoma officers involved in the fatal shooting of a mentally distressed black man last week was sued in federal court after he shot a woman in the face in 2006.
Tulsa County sheriff’s deputy William Ramsey was among the officers identified in last Friday’s shooting of 29-year-old Joshua Barre, who was having a mental crisis according to his family.
In the earlier case, Ashley Barr sued Ramsey in 2008, two years after he fired at her truck. Ramsey claimed Barr was trying to harm his partner with her pickup.
Barr said she had fired a gun into the air to break up a fight at an apartment complex, then was driving away.
A federal judge sided with Ramsey in 2009. The sheriff’s office had ruled the shooting justified.
Police in Oklahoma say an officer involved in the fatal shooting of a black man turned on his body camera seconds after shots were fired.
Tulsa city police and Tulsa County sheriff’s deputies on Thursday released more footage from last week’s shooting of 29-year-old Joshua Barre, who was having a mental crisis according to his family. Video from police officer Donnie Johnson’s bodycam shows Barre lying on the floor of a convenience store he had just entered.
Police said Johnson’s bodycam was turned off just before the shooting.
Authorities have said Barre walked away last Friday from two members of a sheriff’s mental health unit who had gone to pick him up for an evaluation. They said he walked about a mile carrying two knives before he was shot.