Joseph E. Knight Killed by Tulsa Police Department

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Category: Police - City
Old Crime Scene Address:
N Tacoma Ave and W Pine St
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Joseph E. Knight had led police on a low-speed pursuit after fleeing from a traffic stop. The pursuit ended at 1:30 p.m. when the man got out of the vehicle with a shotgun pointed at his head, police said. The man went behind his house but continued to communicate with police. After more than an hour, the man attempted to kick in the back door of the house and shot himself in the shoulder in the process. The man was walking in the side yard with the shotgun in front of him, refusing commands to drop the shotgun, when he was shot and killed by two officers.

Victim's Name: Joseph E. Knight

Agency Responsible: Tulsa Police Department

Gender: Male

Age: 40

Race: White

Date of Death: January 22, 2018

County: Tulsa

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Official Disposition: Pending investigation/No Known Charges

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: No

Armed: Allegedly Armed

Weapon: gun

Threat Level: other

Fleeing: Car

Body Camera: No

Washington Post Database ID: 3339

Geography: Urban

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