How many people were killed by police in 2015?

Posted at 2:51 PM, Apr 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-18 17:57:56-04

2015 saw a spike in police-involved shootings, among them was the April shooting of Eric Harris.

Click here for more information on the investigation into the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office.

On April 2nd, 44-year-old Eric Harris was shot by Robert Bates during Harris' arrest. Harris was suspected of selling illegal guns. When deputies moved in for the arrest, Harris fled on foot.

RELATED: Tulsa County Sheriff's Office videos show Robert Bates on duty weeks before death of Eric Harris

A short while later. Harris was taken down by a deputy. Moments later, Bates ran up to Harris yelling "Taser, taser!" just before firing a shot that ended up killing Harris.

Osage County and OSBI also worked to investigate a fatal officer-involved shooting near Hominy, Oklahoma in November 2015.

Police were reportedly chasing a suspect involved in an earlier shooting. After stopping the suspect, police noticed he had a gun, and shot him. The man died from the injuries.

In Okmulgee County, a water rescue quickly turned into an officer-involved shooting when the rescue led to a physical confrontation.

Nehemiah Fischer, 35, had a handgun on his person when he was shot by a trooper.

Tahlequah police released body cam footage of an officer-involved shooting in June of 2015.

Police shot and killed Joshua Crittenden, 35, after finding a stolen truck, ammunition and a riffle. Police say Crittenden was armed when he tried to escape the home after hiding in the attic.

After escaping the home, Crittenden pointed a gun at a police officer just before an officer on scene shot him.

In January, an officer-involved shooting took place at a wedding in Muskogee. Terence Walker was shot after police alleged he bent over to pick up a gun he dropped during a chase.

Check out the graphics below for more information on police killings in 2015.

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