DA: Cushing officers justified in shooting teen

By: From Wire Reports
By: From Wire Reports

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) - Payne County District Attorney Tom Lee says two Cushing police officers were justified when they shot and killed an 18-year-old Tulsa man.

Lee said in a news release Thursday that Rabih Ozeir refused the officer's orders to drop a handgun he was carrying and that he was shot when he pointed the gun at the officers on Jan. 10. Ozeir died the following day at a Tulsa hospital.

Authorities have declined to release the names of the officers involved but say they had been on paid administrative.

Cushing police have said the officers were investigating a disturbance call outside of a chiropractic clinic and gym when the encountered Ozeir in a parking lot.

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