Prosecutors announced first-degree manslaughter charges against the Tulsa police officer who fatally shot Terence Crutcher on Friday.
The 40-year-old black father of four was shot to death by Officer Betty Shelby after his car allegedly stalled out in the middle of the road last Friday. Crutcher was unarmed and had his hands in the arms in the air when Shelby discharged her weapon and shot Crutcher once.
Local district attorney Stephen Kunzweiler announced the charges against Shelby, a white woman, at a press conference that aired on KOTV-TV.
“A warrant has been issued for her arrest,” Kunzweiler said, adding that “arrangements are being made for her surrender to the Tulsa County Sheriff's department.”
The shooting was captured on dash cam and aerial video, and the Tulsa police chief called it disturbing. Video from police helicopter footage of the shooting features Officer Dave Shelby, husband of Betty Shelby, saying of Crutcher: “Looks like a bad dude, too. Could be on something.”
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