Attorney for TPD officer Betty Shelby request to inspect Terence Crutcher's vehicle

Posted at 12:41 PM, Oct 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-27 14:09:36-04

TULSA – This week, the attorneys for Tulsa Police Officer Betty Shelby requested to have the vehicle used by Terence Crutcher on the day of the fatal shooting inspected.

The document filed specifically states that Shelby’s attorney is asking for the car, which is currently being held as evidence, to be examined and reviewed. The vehicle in question is a four door Lincoln Navigator.

Terence Crutcher, 40, was unarmed at the time Officer Shelby approached his vehicle on September 16. Crutcher's vehicle was reportedly having issues. He was fatally shot after, a TPD department spokesperson said, he refused to cooperate with orders. 

SPECIAL SECTION: The fatal shooting of Terence Crutcher

Officer Shelby is now facing charges of first degree manslaughter. Shelby's lawyer, Scott Wood, said she was so focused on Crutcher that she didn't hear other officers near her before she fired her service weapon. Almost simultaneously, another officer fired a Taser at Crutcher as he moved toward his SUV.

Shelby, 42, has pleaded not guilty. She faces between four years to life in prison if convicted.

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