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Oklahoma officer charged in fatal shooting of suicidal man

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - An Oklahoma City police officer who fatally shot a suicidal man has been charged with second-degree murder.

District Attorney David Prater on Tuesday filed the charge against Sgt. Keith Sweeney and listed an alternative charge of first-degree manslaughter in the Nov. 15 fatal shooting of 29-year-old Dustin Pigeon.

Court documents do not list an attorney for Sweeney.

Police say Sweeney and another officer responded to a report of a suicidal person and found Pigeon trying to set fire to himself with a lighter fluid and a lighter. Police say the other officer fired a bean bag, to no effect, before Sweeney fatally shot him.

Capt. Bo Mathews says Sweeney remains on paid leave.

This story has been corrected to show the shooting took place Nov. 15, not Nov. 17.

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