The fatal police shooting of an unarmed Oklahoma man with his hands up could be seen in “difficult to watch” video released by police Monday.
Tulsa police said one officer fired a stun gun and another officer fired one shot that killed Terence Crutcher, who was black, after investigating his stalled car Friday night. Officer Betty Shelby, who is white, fired the fatal shot and Officer Tyler Turnbough, who is also white, deployed his Taser, police have said.
“I’m going to tell you right now, there was no gun on the suspect or in the suspect’s vehicle,” Police Chief Chuck Jordan said at a press conference Monday afternoon. “I want to assure our community and I want to assure all of you and people across the nation watching this: We will achieve justice.”
He declined to take any questions from the media or discuss more details about what he called a pending criminal investigation. Police had received a report of an abandoned car running with its doors open at 7:36 p.m.
Crutcher, 40, refused orders at the scene, according to police. Investigators released video on Monday from three officers’ dashcams and a police helicopter camera, along with dispatch recordings.