Police Release Graphic Video of Tulsa Man as He Was Killed by Cop Who Thought He Pulled His Taser
Tulsa police have released graphic video of the Tulsa man who was shot and killed last week by a reserve sheriff’s deputy who thought he had pulled his Taser instead of his gun.
Eric Harris died last week after Reserve Deputy Robert Bates, 73, mistakenly grabbed his service weapon — believing it was his Taser — and shot him as he attempted to assist with the arrest.
In the video, provided to the New York Daily News, a body-cam captures an officer in a foot pursuit of Harris who is subsequently tackled in the street.
As the officer instructs Harris to roll onto his stomach, a gun shot is heard.
Bates can be heard, saying, “I’m sorry. I’m sorry,” as Harris yells, “He shot me!’ while another officer is heard saying, “You f*cking ran.”
“He shot me! He shot me, man. Oh, my god. I’m losing my breath,” Harris then said.
“F*ck your breath,” an officer can be heard saying. “Shut the f*ck up!”
Bates can once again be heard lamenting, “I shot him. I’m sorry.”
Harris, who had been under investigation for narcotic sales, was rushed to a local hospital where he later died.
According to authorities, the 73-year-old Bates was attempting to use non-lethal force on Harris, resulting in the tragic death.
Watch the video here: