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Disturbing dashcam video out of Tulsa, Okla., shows the moment a police officer opened fire and fatally shot 40-year-old Terence Crutcher on Friday, Tulsa World reports.
Names of the two officers involved in the incident were released by the Tulsa Police Department on Sunday.
Police said Officer Betty Shelby shot Crutcher and is currently on paid administrative leave, Tulsa World reported. Officer Tyler Turnbough used a taser during the shooting as well.
Morning Star Baptist Church Pastor Rodney Goss watched multiple videos of the incident and told Tulsa World, “His hands were in the air from all views.”
In the video, a man can be heard saying, “time for a taser.”
“That looks like a bad dude, too. Probably on something,” the man added.
Goss told Tulsa World that the video shows Crutcher, a black man stopped in the middle of the road because his SUV broke down. Crutcher can be seen approaching officers and walking back to his car before being tasered and fatally shot by officers. You can see Crutcher then fall to the ground.
“Shots fired. We have one suspect down,” one man can be heard saying on police radio in the video.
It’s not exactly clear why Shelby opened fire.
However, police spokeswoman Jeanne MacKenzie told ABC News, “He refused to follow commands given by the officers. They continued to talk to him, he continued not to listen and follow any commands.”
“It was not apparent at any angle from any point that he lunged, came toward, aggressively attacked, or made any sudden movements that would have been considered a threat or life-threatening toward the officer,” Goss told Tulsa World.
Goss said that it didn’t look like Crutcher was armed.
“It wasn’t a matter of minutes, it was a matter of moments, where as quick as the officer released the Taser from his hand, Terence was falling to the ground having already been shot,” Goss told Tulsa World.
After Crutcher was shot, Goss said the video shows no one rushing over to him to check on him immediately.
The shooting has become national news.
The Department of Justice is investigating the shooting and why in fact Shelby opened fire.