Man shot dead after pulling knife on officer

Published: 02/07/2020, 3:36 PM
Edited: 03/11/2021, 10:22 AM
(SAPULPA, Okla.) The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) is investigating an officer-involved shooting that occurred in Sapulpa on Friday. Based on the OSBI’s initial investigation, this is what is known at this time: • This incident began at approximately 11 a.m. Friday when Michael Collins, 38, entered the Green Hill Funeral Home at South Main and Green Hill in Sapulpa wanting a drink of water. • The individual Collins encountered at the funeral home called the Sapulpa Police Department because Collins was acting strangely and threatening to harm himself. • Collins left the funeral home walking acros s Green Hill Cemetery and over to the adjacent cemetery, South Heights. • One Sapulpa police officer responded to South Heights Cemetery. • During the interaction with the officer, Collins pulled a knife and charged the officer. • The officer fired his weapon wounding Collins. • Collins was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced deceased. • The officer is on paid administrative leave. There is no additional information to be released at this time. Upon completion of the investigation, a report will be written and submitted to the District Attorney’s Office. The District Attorney will determine whether or not to file charges.


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