- Dashcam and chopper footage caught the moment a black pastor was shot by police officers in Oklahoma
- Pastor Terrene Crutcher was unarmed and had his hands in the air when he was tased and shot by white police officers
- Currently his death is being investigated. Racial tensions are at an all time high in the US due to multiple incidents of black men being shot by police officers
The fatal shooting of a black man by a white police officer has been captured on video.
The footage of how 40-year-old Pastor Terrence Crutcher is being tasered and shot while his hands are in the air has been described as “difficult to watch.”
Terrence Crutcher died from a single shot from Officer Betty Shelby. She shot the pastor after he was tasered by another officer on the scene.
Before releasing the video to public Chief of Police Chuck Jones stated: “I’m going to tell you right now, there was no gun on the suspect or in the suspect’s vehicle.”
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In an attempt to calm the public he promised: “I’m going to tell you right now, there was no gun on the suspect or in the suspect’s vehicle
Police were initially called when Terrence’s truck broke down. When they arrived at the scene they ordered him to raise his hands.
"Time for a Taser, I think," said one officer standing just meters from the unarmed Pastor.
"That looks like a bad dude, too," added another officer before tasing the black man.
We here a female voice saying: “Shots fired.”
Those were probably the last words Terrence Crutcher heard. He was rushed to the hospital but his wounds were incompatible with life.
“We saw that Terence did not have any weapon,” said the Crutcher family’s attorney, Damario Solomon-Simmons.
He added: “Terence did not make any sudden movements. We saw that Terence was not being belligerent.”
Currently, racial tensions in the US are very high due to a long line of fatal shootings of black men by police officers.
Watch both the helicopter and dashcam footage of how Pastor Terrence Crutcher was shot below: