A woman was hospitalized late Thursday after being shot by a Tulsa police officer while officers were assisting crisis response personnel.
Police went to the Charleston Heights at Midtown apartment complex in the 5500 block of East 47th Place around 10 p.m. to assist counselors from Community Outreach Psychiatric Emergency Services, a program of Family & Children's Services, Tulsa Police Officer Danny Bean said.
The woman who was in crisis pulled a knife on officers and the COPES personnel, and officers told her several times to drop the knife, Bean said.
"After the multiple commands is when she decided to lunge toward one of the officers with the knife," he said. "A Taser was deployed on her, and at least one shot was fired from another officer, striking our subject somewhere around the left chest."
COPES personnel had been trying to take the woman to a hospital for a mental health evaluation. The crisis personnel "had a third-party affidavit signed to get this person at least looked at, talked to," Bean said.
After she was shot, emergency responders transported her to a hospital for treatment. Specific information on her condition was not available, but police said she was stable.
The nature of the woman's emotional crisis was not disclosed Thursday night.