Tulsa police release dash cam, body cam video from fatal shooting of mentally ill man
TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) —
The Tulsa Police Department has released more video from last week's deadly shooting of a mentally ill man.
On June 9, two Tulsa County sheriff's deputies and a Tulsa police officer shot and killed Joshua Barre during a mental health check near 46th Street North and M.L.K. Jr. Boulevard. Barre was armed with two knives and was shot as he was entering a convenience store, according to police.
Police have now released a video captured on Officer Donnie Johnson's body camera and multiple dash cam videos from the scene along with this statement:
Officer Johnson activated his camera within a few seconds after shots were fired. Because his camera was activated while powered off, rather than from a standby mode, the expected 30 second pre-event recording was not captured. We are fortunate to have video evidence from the convenience store’s camera system, which we released the day of the incident.
Officer Johnson is a beta tester for the Tulsa Police Department’s body worn camera initiative. He volunteered to test these cameras because he believes in the value of the technology for the Tulsa Police Department.
The department also released surveillance footage of the shooting from the convenience store.
Deputies had been trying to take Barre into custody for several days before the shooting occurred.
The investigation into the shooting is ongoing.