Charges filed against man who police say shot at officers after traffic stop
BY KENDRICK MARSHALL World Staff Writer
Saturday, September 15, 2012
Charges were formally filed against a man who allegedly shot at Tulsa police officers following a traffic stop last month, Tulsa County District filings revealed.
Harry James Hamilton Jr., 35, was charged Friday shooting with intent to kill and possession of a firearm on an accusation he fired at police in the 100 block of South Olympia Avenue Aug. 26.
According to the original police report, officers attempted to pull Hamilton’s car over after he failed to yield. Hamilton then pulled into a nearby driveway, got out of the vehicle and allegedly shot at officers, hitting a squad car, before fleeing the scene on foot.
Officer Joshua Goldstein returned fire, authorities said.
Hamilton was struck in the arm and abdomen, police said. He was transported to St. John Medical Center, where he was treated for his injuries.
Goldstein, who has been with the Tulsa Police Department for about 6 ½ years, was placed on paid administration leave while the department investigated the incident, authorities said.
Hamilton pleaded no contest in two 2002 felony cases for shooting with intent to kill and drug possession. He was incarcerated for seven years on the shooting charge and was to remain on probation until 2018, court records showed.
Harry James Hamilton Jr.