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Oklahoma City officer released on bond after being charged with murder

Oklahoma City Police Department Sgt. Keith Sweeney has been arrested on a complaint of second degree murder. (Oklahoma County Jail)

An Oklahoma City Police Department sergeant charged with second degree murder has bonded out of jail.

Sgt. Keith Sweeney was granted a $75,000 bond Dec. 6 in Oklahoma County court, which was later posted. Sweeney will be placed under GPS surveillance and must surrender his passport and all guns at his home.

On Dec. 5, he was charged with second degree murder in connection to the Nov. 15 fatal shooting of 29-year-old Dustin Robert Pigeon.

According to police, officers responded to reports of a suicidal person around 2:40 a.m. in the courtyard of Parkview Village Homes, 1416 SW 20 Street. When officers arrived on-scene, they say Pigeon was holding a bottle of lighter fluid and threatening to light himself on fire.

The officers attempted to get Pigeon to drop the lighter fluid and get on the ground, but he did not comply.

Court documents show that Officer Troy Nitzky deployed a bean bag shotgun, striking Pigeon in the left hip. Sergeant Sweeney then discharged his weapon striking Pigeon five times. Pigeon was provided medical attention but died on scene.

Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater released body camera footage of the incident on Tuesday.


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