District attorney's office: Security guard justified in Tulsa shooting that left man paralyzed


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TULSA, Oklahoma — The Tulsa County District Attorney's Office says a security guard was justified in last month's shooting that left a 21-year-old man paralyzed.

Tulsa police say Monroe Bird III was in a vehicle Feb. 4 with a teenage girl at an apartment complex when a security guard, identified as Ricky Stone, approached and asked for their identification.

The Tulsa World (http://bit.ly/1CANlcj ) reports Stone told police Bird backed up the vehicle, striking him, and he responded by firing a shot into the rear window. Stone says he shot two more times at the tires as the vehicle drove away.

Police say Bird was paralyzed after being hit in the neck.

Prosecutors reviewed the case and found Stone was justified in shooting at the vehicle.

Information from: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com

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