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Tulsa Officer Betty Shelby to Be Charged with First-Degree Manslaughter in Shooting Death of Terence Crutcher

The Tulsa County District Attorney announced Thursday that police officer Betty Shelby will be charged with first-degree manslaughter in the shooting death of Terence Crutcher, 40.

Shelby shot and killed Crutcher on September 16 while responding to reports of an abandoned SUV blocking the road. The officer claimed the father of four appeared to be under the influence of drugs and refused to comply with her commands.

Police video showed Shelby firing the fatal shot as Cructher stood with his hands in the air.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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