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Police identify man killed Wednesday in officer-involved shooting

Police have released the name of a man shot and killed by Oklahoma City officers seeking to arrest him early Wednesday. 

Dorsey Glenn Taulbee Jr., 33, of Oklahoma City, died that morning after being shot by officers.

At 2:32 a.m., seven police officers entered a home at 2920 SW 23 to arrest Taulbee on a felony warrant for assault with a dangerous weapon. When they entered, Taulbee fired a gun at officers. The officers returned fire, killing Taulbee.

The officers were not injured in the incident, and there was no one else in the house at the time of the shooting.

The seven officers — Sgt. Tyler Head, Sgt. Harrison Fincham, Sgt. Chase Ladd, Officer Mohammed Tabiai, Officer Christopher Malley, Officer James Runner and Officer Justin Bailey — have been placed on administrative leave.

Six of the officers are in the gang unit, and the seventh a patrol officer. 

"They were actively seeking Mr. Taulbee ... He had been involved in numerous things, and he was escalating in his crimes, so we wanted to make sure we took care of the situation and get him arrested," Capt. Bo Mathews said.

Taulbee was charged July 7 in Oklahoma County District Court with assault with a dangerous weapon. He was accused of firing a gun at a vehicle his girlfriend was driving. 

He was arrested in June on complaints related to drug and weapon offenses and threatening acts of violence. He was arrested in April on a complaint of possession of a stolen vehicle.

Taulbee has spent time in prison off and on since 2004 for drug, burglary and larceny offenses, records show. 

This is 2017's fourth police shooting in Oklahoma City, three of which have been fatal.

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Dorsey Glenn Taulbee Jr., 33, of Oklahoma City, died after being shot by officers early Tuesday morning.

Dorsey Glenn Taulbee Jr., 33, of Oklahoma City, died after being shot by officers early Tuesday morning.

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