Medical examiner: Tulsa man’s death a homicide

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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

This photo provided by Tulsa County Inmate Information Center shows Tulsa police officer Betty Shelby. Tulsa County jail records show that Shelby turned herself in early Friday, Sept. 23, 2016, hours after prosecutors charged her with first-degree manslaughter in the death of Terence Crutcher. (Tulsa County Inmate Information Center via AP)
This photo provided by Tulsa County Inmate Information Center shows Tulsa police officer Betty Shelby. Tulsa County jail records show that Shelby turned herself in early Friday, Sept. 23, 2016, hours after prosecutors charged her with first-degree manslaughter in the death of Terence Crutcher. (Tulsa County Inmate Information Center via AP)

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.

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