Man fatally shot by police identified
BY AMANDA BLAND World Staff Writer
Thursday, November 29, 2012
11/29/12 at 9:33 AM
Tulsa police shot and killed a man wanted on outstanding felony warrants early Thursday.
Detectives with the fugitive warrants unit of the Tulsa Police Department arrived in the area of 2600 E. 10th St. around 1:45 a.m. in an attempt to locate Donald Hallett, 44, who was wanted on outstanding felony charges, police said.
Tulsa County prosecutors charged Hallett with shooting with intent to kill Tuesday.
Filings allege Hallett shot Lucas Knight, 25, on Nov. 20. Knight was critically injured in a shooting at the Motel 6, 1010 N. Garnett Road, around 12:30 a.m.
Homicide detectives were investigating reports that Hallett had been seen near 10th Street and Birmingham Avenue when Hallett left a home in the area and began walking west on 10th Street, police said.
When officers attempted to initiate contact with Hallett, he turned towards officers with a shotgun in his hands, Officer Jillian Roberson said. He then reportedly ran north between several houses.
Officers caught up with Hallett two blocks away, where he was shot after again pointing the shotgun at them, she said.
The shooting is the eighth Tulsa police officer-involved shooting this year. Five of them were fatal.