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Video released following officer-involved shooting of unarmed Oklahoma man

Surveillance footage contradicts Tulsa police.


Brianna Holt


Surveillance video of an Oklahoma man being killed in an officer-involved shooting was released on Monday. In it we see the man with his hands up, unarmed.

Forty-year-old Terence Crutcher’s car broke down in the middle of the road on Friday. According to Tulsa police, who arrived on the scene, Crutcher refused orders, and would not show his hands. When he reached inside the car, he was gunned down.

Yet Monday’s video paints a different picture. 

The surveillance tape shows Crutcher walking toward his own vehicle with his hands up in the air. He leans toward the SUV, places his hands on the car, and then a shot can be heard. 

He died that night at an area hospital.

During the incident, Officer Tyler Turnbough used his Taser, and Officer Betty Shelby shot Crutcher, according to the Tulsa World

Another video from a helicopter was also released. In the background audio, a pilot can be heard saying “looks like a bad dude… Might be on something.”

Protests are already taking place in Tulsa following the incident. 

Crutcher leaves behind four children.

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