Tulsa man killed by trooper during stop

Published: 06/25/2020, 9:38 PM
Edited: 03/11/2021, 10:22 AM
(CRAIG COUNTY, Okla.) The Oklahoma Highway Patrol is investigating after a fatal trooper-involved shooting Thursday morning in Craig County. It happened at 8:56 a.m. on the Will Rogers Turnpike eastbound at mile marker 285 after the trooper pulled over a vehicle for a traffic violation. The deceased subject has been identified as Robert D'Lon Harris, 34, of Tulsa, Oklahoma.
The trooper brought the female driver back to his patrol unit to speak with her. The trooper then went back to the vehicle and had Harris exit. After exiting and a brief encounter, Harris re-entered the passenger's side door and was exiting again when the trooper discharged his firearm one time. Harris was struck and transported to Saint Francis Hospital Vinita where he was pronounced deceased. The trooper and driver of the vehicle were not injured. A loaded semi-automatic pistol and narcotics were located while processing the scene. OHP Troop Z (Investigations Section) is conducting the investigation into the shooting. The trooper has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.


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