Watch footage from the ground here and footage from a police helicopter here.


Police have released footage showing an officer's fatal shooting of Terence Crutcher.

The video opens from the perspective of a Tulsa Police Department helicopter circling the scene where Crutcher's vehicle was parked but running in the middle of the street. The men in the helicopter can be heard commenting that Crutcher seemed to be complying with an officer's order because his hands were raised.

Crutcher is then seen walking toward his vehicle while being followed at a close distance by two uniformed officers. One of the men in the helicopter notes that it appears a Taser is about to be deployed, and the other comments that Crutcher "looks like a bad dude, maybe on something." The angle of the video shifts, making it difficult to see the moments leading up to the deployment of the officers' weapons, but Crutcher falls to the ground next to his driver's side door, and one of the voices says it appears he was Tasered.

When the helicopter circles back around the vehicle, Crutcher can be seen lying on the ground next to the vehicle with a blood-soaked shirt.

Footage from police dash cams then shows the incident from another angle, but officers are blocking a clear view of Crutcher's actions at the driver's side of his vehicle before he was shot. It appears to be about two minutes after the Taser and firearm were shot at Crutcher before anyone goes close enough to the body to check on his condition.

Minute-by-minute account from police information, video:

7:34 p.m.: Officer Betty Shelby and another officer are dispatched to a domestic violence-related call.

7:36 p.m.: Police receive a call that a man had left his vehicle running in the middle of the road with doors open at 36th Street North and Lewis Avenue. That caller says a man ran from the vehicle saying "It's going to blow."

7:41 p.m.: Officer Shelby "comes across this" scene with the abandoned vehicle and tells dispatch the man there is not cooperative. Another officer joins her at the scene.

7:43 p.m.: Helicopter footage begins, showing Terence Crutcher slowly walking with arms up toward his vehicle while being followed at a close distance by two uniformed officers. One of the men in the helicopter notes that it appears a Taser is about to be deployed, and the other comments that Crutcher "looks like a bad dude, maybe on something." When Crutcher reaches the closed driver's door of his vehicle, Taser sights can be seen on his back. The gunshot can be heard, at which point the two officers take a couple of quick steps backward and two other officers come cluster around. Crutcher's right arm drops down to his side, and it appears his hand moves toward his pocket or the handle of the vehicle's door. The angle of the video shifts, making it difficult to see the position of Crutcher's limbs, but it appears Crutcher's left arm also comes down, and then his body is seen falling to the ground next to his driver's side door.

7:44 p.m.: A female officer's voice can be heard crying out "Shots fired!" A dispatcher says "We need EMSA here."

7:46 p.m.: A uniformed officer approaches Crutcher and finds his limbs unresponsive.

7:47 p.m.: Multiple officers appear to more thoroughly examine the body.