OSBI investigating officer involved shooting in Sapulpa

February 8, 2020 | Headlines|Police

SAPULPA —  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.

• This incident began at approximately 11 a.m. Friday when 38-yer-old Michael Collins 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 across 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 dead.

• 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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