Video shows Tulsa man had hands up before police shooting

"The entire family is devastated", the victim's twin sister, Tiffany Crutcher said. That big bad dude was enrolled at Tulsa Community College, just wanting to make us proud.

This story has been corrected to show that Crutcher's first name is spelled Terence, not Terrence.

The chief added, "I would like to see us be a better city than some of the other cities we've seen".

He never was able to follow through on that promise. He died at the hospital. He was later found to be unarmed, according to authorities.

Protesters pray over Tyler Johnson, son of Terence Crutcher, in front of the Tulsa County Courthouse Monday, Sept. 19, 2016, in Tulsa, Okla., during a protest of the Tulsa Police shooting of Terence Crutcher.

Police said Crutcher was not following orders in the encounter with officers.

They claim he refused to show his hands and reached into his auto, prompting the fatal force from the officials. She had yelled repeatedly that he should get down and stop walking, Wood said. Another fired her weapon, killing Crutcher.

Tulsa police chief Chuck Jordan held a press conference on Monday where he explained that he and Crutcher's family had reviewed the footage together and he found it "very disturbing - very hard to watch".

Sometime after 7:30 p.m. September 16, dispatchers received two 911 calls.

Terence Crutchner's auto stopped in the road. "The doors are open, the vehicle is still running". He stated that as reported the suspect had no firearm on his person or in the vehicle.

Shelby had told a dispatcher that Crutcher was not cooperating, the department said at a news conference. The police chief declined to offer more information regarding the lack of cooperation Shelby faced.

Shelby, who is White, requested backup after arriving on the scene, saying that Crutcher was uncooperative. They then crouched down behind a police cruiser. As Crutcher approaches the driver's side of the SUV, three male officers walk up and Crutcher appears to lower his hands and place them on the vehicle.

In an aerial-shot video from a helicopter, someone is heard saying, "That looks like a bad dude too". According to the New York Times, Shelby's lawyer said she believed Crutcher was armed, and he was acting erratically, failed to comply with several orders, tried to put his hand in his pocket, and reached in the vehicle window before he was shot. Police say another officer used his Taser on Crutcher at almost the same time he was shot. He then appears to lower his hands and lean against the auto. Crutcher's head then drops, leaving him lying motionless.

At a news conference Monday, Jordan struck a candid tone about the officer-involved shooting that left Crutcher dead. "I want to assure our community, and I want to assure all of you and people across the nation who are going to be looking at this, we will achieve justice, period", Jordan said. Officer Turnbough fired his stun gun at the same time Shelby fired her gun because both officers perceived Crutcher's actions as a threat, Wood said. Shelby-who has been with the department since 2011, following four years with the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office-is on paid administrative leave, pending the outcome. "Time for a Taser, I think", another officer responded.

U.S. Attorney Danny C. Williams said the Department of Justice will conduct a separate civil rights investigation into the shooting. "My impression is the video I saw is among the worst that we have seen nationally", Ray Owens, a pastor at a local church, told Mic. "We don't need some more lives to be changed this way". Crutcher suffered a single gunshot wound to the chest, police said. "The officer who shot and killed Terence said he refused to show his hands".

"What was Terence Crutcher's crime?"

One of the officers near Mr Crutcher backs up slightly.

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