Cop Charged With Murder After Shooting Suicidal Man

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An Oklahoma City police officer who shot and killed a suicidal man lat month was charged Tuesday with second-degree murder, authorities said.

Sgt. Keith Sweeney, 32, was taken into custody Tuesday morning. Charging documents filed in Oklahoma County District Court listed an alternative charge of first-degree murder in the Nov. 15 shooting of 29-year-old Dustin Pigeon.

District Attorney David Prater told reporters that charges in the were filed against Sgt. Keith Sweeney “after a review of the investigation by the Oklahoma City Police Department.”

The investigation into the shooting was conducted the same way as any other investigation, said Capt. Bo Mathews, a spokesman for the Oklahoma City Police Department.

“We made sure we talked to all witnesses, to the officer and get his statement … it’s no different from any other crime we work … this just happened to involve a police officer,” Mathews said.



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