Body cam captures fatal Wagoner County officer-involved shooting; suspect shot four times

Posted at 5:23 PM, Jul 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-11 23:21:49-04

WAGONER COUNTY, Okla. -- Body cam footage was released Monday after an officer-involved shooting in Wagoner County in June.

The footage shows police stopping Andrew Henson for a traffic violation that escalated into a high speed pursuit.

WARNING: graphic video above.

Chief of Police Bob Haley addressed the media Monday, giving a glimpse into what happened the night of the shooting.

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Shortly after Wagoner County Police stopped Henson for a traffic violation, a records check showed he had a felony warrant for his arrest in Mississippi.

At the time, Henson led police and deputies on a chase in and out of the county, then, he was shot and killed. The video was initially held from the public while investigators gave Henson's family a chance to view it first.

Police Chief Bob Haley says he released the footage in order to be transparent. "A picture is worth a thousand words, is what you hear. And I think that it you know obviously helps that people can actually see what occurred versus us explaining it."

Police say Henson extended his arms in a way the officers thought he had a gun. In the video, you can hear Henson yell, "You're going to have to kill me." Henson was then shot four times.

The investigation is now in the hands of OSBI. The officer who shot Henson is on administrative leave.

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