An Oklahoma City officer has been charged with second degree murder in connection to the fatal shooting of a suicidal man in November.
Court records filed Dec. 5 show that Oklahoma City Police Department Sgt. Keith Sweeney faces a complaint of murder in the second degree or the alternative of manslaughter in the first degree.
He was booked through the Oklahoma County Jail on the complaint early Tuesday.
According to police, officers responded to reports of a suicidal person around 2:40 a.m. in the courtyard of Parkview Village Homes, 1416 SW 20 Street.
When officers arrived on-scene, they say Pigeon was holding a bottle of lighter fluid and threatening to light himself on fire.
The officers attempted to get Pigeon to drop the lighter fluid and get on the ground, but he did not comply. Court documents show that Officer Troy Nitzky deployed a bean bag shotgun, striking Pigeon in the left hip.
Sergeant Sweeney then discharged his weapon striking Pigeon five times. Pigeon was provided medical attention but died on scene.