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By Dustin Phillips on
July 17, 2017
April 13, 2020

Oklahoma City police attempting to serve an arrest warrant ended up killing the suspect after he reportedly fired a weapon at them.

Last week, officers were attempting to serve the warrant for the arrest of Dorsey Taulbee Jr., 33, on a charge of assault and battery with a dangerous    weapon, when they spotted the suspect driving a vehicle that had been reported stolen.

Officers followed Taulbee to a home on Southwest 23rd Street. As they approached the home, officers say, the suspect fired on them. All seven police officers    involved in serving the warrant fired back.

When police finally entered the home with a warrant and the assistance of the department's tactical team, they found Taulbee dead.

Police say Taulbee had a long criminal record and was currently a suspect in multiple burglaries around the Oklahoma City area.    Second degree burglary is punishable by 2 to 7 years in prison.

He was convicted in 2013 in Canadian County of entering with intent to steal copper and grand larceny. He had a pending second degree burglary case in    McClain County. His Oklahoma Count rap sheet is much longer, with convictions including breaking and entering, second degree burglary, and larceny    of a motor vehicle. At the time of his death, he also had pending cases for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon,    felon in possession of a firearm, and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. The Oklahoma Department of Corrections website shows that Taulbee had 33    convictions over a span of 12 years from 2001 to 2013.

The seven officers involved in the shooting are identified as Sgt. Tyler Head; Sgt. Harrison Fincham; Sgt. Chase Ladd; Sgt. Mohammed Tabiai; Officer Christopher    Malley; Officer James Runner; and Officer Justin Bailey. They have been placed on routine administrative leave pending the outcome of a criminal investigation    and a review by the Oklahoma County District Attorney's Office.


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