Sunday, April 12, 2015

Video shows Tulsa man’s last moments alive after accidental police shooting

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 Video shows the moment Eric Harris was killed after being chased by 73-year-old reserve deputy Robert Bates in Tulsa, Oklahoma, when Bates pulled out his gun, instead of his taser.

It was a mistake.

That’s the blasé explanation Oklahoma officials gave after the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man by a white deputy who accidentally pulled his gun when he meant to use his Taser.

The botched encounter was captured on a disturbing video released by police on Friday — nine days after the fatal Tulsa shooting.

“He shot me! He shot me, man. Oh, my god. I’m losing my breath,” Eric Harris says as he struggles on the ground following the April 2 shooting, which flew under the radar until video emerged a week later.

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