Tulsa Police To Fleeing Gang Member With A Gun, You Need ‘Crossfit’
Tulsa Police released new body cam video of a chase and arrest of a suspect from September 13th. Police said Micah Fitzpatrick took off running when he saw officers last month near 11th and Garnett. One officer tased him after they said he ignored their commands. They also found a gun in his pocket. Officer: “Get on the ground! Give me your hands, hands!” “They believe they may be dealing with an individual who has a gun, and sure enough when they do catch up to him he was carrying a very large pistol,” said Sergeant Shane Tuell, Tulsa Police Department.
Tulsa Gang Unit Officers were in an area near Interstate 44 and Garnett when they tried to make contact with Micah Fitzpatrick. They say they wanted to have a conversation with him because he was wearing gang colors. “When he sees the officers he immediately turns and starts running,” Tuell said. Officers say he kept his hand on his right pocket the entire time. Officer: “You got a gun? What are you running for?” When they caught up to him, they pulled a large pistol out of his pocket. “That’s why you always hear officers say ‘show me your hands, show me your hands,'” said Sergeant Shane Tuell, TPD. “Because its not the person that’s going to hurt the officer. It’s what’s in those hands that could hurt the officer.”