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Police: Tulsa man fires several shots at officers to 'send a message'

Darius Padillow, 18, is being held on $500,000 bond. (Tulsa County Jail)

Police say a man has been arrested after firing several shots at officers over the weekend.

Just after 8 p.m. Sunday, officers were called to the Kwick Stop near East 61st Street and South Peoria Avenue after a store employee banned 18-year-old Darius Padillow from the property. After police arrived, Padillow walked away from the scene, but when TPD officers walked back toward their vehicles, several shots rang out.

Officers observed Padillow and another male running north from the area.

On Tuesday, a detective met with a witness who positively identified Padillow as the suspect who shot at police. Padillow was located and taken into custody; however, he physically resisted and spat at officers, according to police.

Police searched his residence and found a loaded pistol, and Padillow admitted to shooting it about 10 times at officers Sunday evening to "send a message," police say.

Padillow has five previous felony rulings and cannot possess firearms.

Padillow is being held on $500,000 bond.

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