9/22/2016 2:35 PM
The police officer who shot and killed Terence Crutcher Friday has been charged with first-degree manslaughter.
Prosecutors in Tulsa, Oklahoma announced the charge Thursday against officer Betty Shelby, who fired the lone shot that killed Crutcher. He was unarmed at the time of the shooting, and video of the incident showed he had his hands raised throughout most of the incident.
Shelby’s lawyer says the officer opened fire because Crutcher was not following orders and had reached into his SUV window.