Tulsa police identify officers involved in fatal shooting

TULSA, Okla. — Quick Facts:

  • The victim's family spoke with FOX23 about Friday's deadly shooting in north Tulsa.
  • It happened near 36th Street North and Lewis.
  • Police said officers found a car blocking the road and went to see what was going on.
  • Officials said an officer shot Terence Crutcher. Another one deployed a Taser.
  • Crutcher was taken to the hospital. He died there.
  • TPD announced a press conference will be held in reference to the shooting on Monday, September 19th at 1:30 p.m.

Tulsa police is now working with the Department of Justice to investigate a deadly officer-involved shooting that happened Friday night.

The family of a man killed in the shooting said they are stunned and devastated by their loss.

Terence Crutcher was shot late Friday night near 36th Street North and Lewis by a Tulsa police officer.

Officials said police found a car blocking the road and stopped to see what was going on. They said Crutcher approached them, reached into the car and failed to obey commands.

On Sunday, TPD identifed the officers involved as Officer Tyler Turnbough and Officer Betty Shelby.

Officials said Shelby shot Crutcher and Turnbough deployed a Taser.

Shelby was placed on paid administrative leave.

Crutcher's sister told FOX23 that her brother left a Tulsa Community College campus and then his car stalled out on the road.

They aren't sure what happened after that, but the family said they are confident he was not armed.

Officials said they are collecting all audio and video recordings related to the incident and will work over the weekend to have them ready for a news conference planned for Monday at 1:30 p.m.

FOX23 will be at the news conference.