TULSA, Okla. (AP) – The Oklahoma State Medical Examiner’s Office says the man killed by a Tulsa, Oklahoma, officer died from “a penetrating gunshot wound of chest” and his death is considered a homicide.
But spokeswoman Amy Elliott says a full autopsy report and toxicology results for Terence Crutcher
are not yet complete.
Tulsa Police Officer Betty Shelby was charged Thursday with first-degree manslaughter in Crutcher’s Sept. 16 death. An affidavit from District Attorney Steve Kunzweiler’s office said the officer “reacted unreasonably” when she shot Crutcher, who did not have a gun.
An attorney for Shelby has said the officer believed Crutcher was using the hallucinogenic drug PCP, and a police spokesman has confirmed the drug was found in Crutcher’s SUV.