TULSA, Okla., May 30 (UPI) -- An Oklahoma police officer has been placed on leave after he allegedly fired his gun at a car that contained some teenagers who weren't doing anything except making out.
The Tulsa Public Schools police officer observed the teens getting busy on the campus of Eliot Elementary School and he engaged them by approaching the car.
"Two young people probably doing something that they shouldn't have been doing in the parking lot," TPS official Chris Payne told FOX 23.
When the 17-year-old driver attempted to evade the officer's questions by speeding off, he open fired. "[He] tried to get away in the car, and apparently [the officer] shot at the vehicle," Payne said.
The Tulsa Police Department confirmed that the car was hit in the back left tire. The officer told TPD detectives that he felt threatened when the car drove away so he shot.