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Timeline: Fatal shooting of unarmed man, Terence Clutcher, by Tulsa police officer

Posted: 9:52 PM, Sep 19, 2016
Updated: 2016-09-20 18:37:13-04
Timeline: TPD fatal officer-involved shooting

TULSA - Records show the incident that led to the fatal shooting of 40-year-old Terence Crutcher began with two anonymous calls to 911.

The time of the calls was not provided, but police released recordings of two women reporting an abandoned vehicle on North 36th Street near North Lewis Avenue

Caller to 911: "And I was like, 'Do you need help?' And he was like, ‘Come here, come here.’ And I said, ‘Well, what’s going on?’ And he’s like, ‘Come here, come here, I think it’s gonna blow up.’ And I was like, “Naw, I’m out.’ And he started tooking out, he took off running.”

Dispatch: “Oh, wow.”

Caller: “And he just left it. I think he’s smoking something.”

7:34 p.m. - Tulsa Police Chief Chuck Jordan said Officer Betty Shelby and another officer were dispatched to a domestic violence call.

7:36 p.m. - A call came into dispatch about an abandoned vehicle at 36th St. North and Lewis Ave. It was described as a tan SUV still running in the middle of the street with the doors open.

7:41 p.m. -  Dispatch recordings show Officer Shelby came across an abandoned vehicle at 2300 E. 36 St. N. and called for backup. During a press conference on Monday, Tulsa Police Chief Chuck Jordan said Shelby informed dispatch she was not getting cooperation from the driver.

7:41:50 p.m. -  Dispatch recordings show the tag number from the SUV came back clear, Officer Tyler Turnbough responded for backup.

7:42:43 p.m. - Dispatch recording has Shelby saying, "[inaudible] traffic, I've got a subject that won't show me his hands."

7:42:45 p.m. - Dispatch called for 10-63 (dangerous situation, emergency radio traffic) at 2300 E. 36 St. N.

7:42:54 p.m. - Dash camera video shows Officer S. Dunn leaving a police parking area and driving with lights and sirens. He is following another patrol unit.

7:42:17 p.m. -  Dispatch recording shows Charlie 305 responding to support Shelby.

7:43 p.m. - Dash camera recording shows Officer Tyler Turnbough arriving to 2300 E. 36 St. N. Turnbough and another officer can be seen running toward a light-colored SUV. Turnbough's Taser is drawn.

At the press conference on Monday, Jordan said Turbough deployed his Taser and Officer Betty Shelby fired her gun.

7:43:50 p.m. - Dash camera from Dunn unit shows helicopter flying above.

7:43:57 p.m. - Dash camera recording shows Dunn arriving on the scene and parking behind Turnbough's vehicle. Dunn runs toward the scene.

7:44:20 p.m. - Helicopter video shows a pilot saying, "Alright, Betty Jo, where you at?" The camera hovers above two police officers with weapons drawn. Crutcher walks toward his SUV with his hands in the air.

A police spokesperson confirmed to 2 Works for You Shelby's husband is a police helicopter pilot. She could not say which of the two voices in the helicopter recording was his.

7:44:26 p.m. - Helicopter video shows a pilot voice saying, "He's got his hands up for her now." The video shows Crutcher walking away from Shelby with his hands in the air. Shelby has her gun pointed at Crutcher.

7:44:37 p.m. - Voice 1 from the helicopter video: "This guy's still walking. And [inaudible] following commands."

Voice 2: "Time for a Tazer, I think."

The helicopter camera shows two more officers running toward Crutcher and his vehicle.

7:44 p.m. - Helicopter recording Voice 1: "That's a ... got a feeling it's about to happen."

Voice 2: "That looks like a bad dude, too. Might be on something."

7:44:13 p.m. - Dash camera video from Officer Turnbough's vehicle shows a voice on the radio asking, "Which direction is he facing?" Simultaneously, Crutcher hits the ground.

"They're facing westbound. I think he may have just been Tasered."

7:44:13 p.m. - Dash camera video from Dunn's vehicle shows Crutcher going down in the glare of headlights.

7:44:20 p.m. - Dash camera video from three officers' vehicles show a female voice saying, "Shots fired."

"Adam 321, we have shots fired. We have one suspect down. We need EMSA here."

7:44:44 p.m. - Dash camera video from Turnbough's vehicle shows four officers backing away in a cluster from the SUV and Crutcher's body. A patrol car pulls in next to the SUV, then drives around the front of it. Crutcher's body can been seen on the driver's side of the SUV.

7:44:56 p.m. - Dash camera video shows Officer Dunn running back to the vehicle, then driving to the front of the SUV to block traffic. Crutcher's body can be seen when the car parks.

7:45:15 p.m. No sound, officers standing between vehicles.

7:45:20 p.m. - Dash camera video from Turnbough's vehicle shows a voice on the radio request EMSA "if we haven't already."

7:45:41 p.m. No sound, male officers appear to be comforting a female officer.

7:45:43 p.m. - Dash camera video from Turnbough's vehicle shows a female officer run from the front of the SUV toward Crutcher's body, observing from several feet away. Two officers stand several yards behind the SUV.

7:45:45 p.m. - Dash camera video from Turnbough's vehicle shows a voice on the radio announcing Charlie 305 arrived on scene.

7:45:57 p.m. - Dash camera video from Turnbough's vehicle shows the two officers standing behind the SUV now approaching Crutcher's body.

7:46 p.m. - Dash camera video from Turnbough's vehicle shows a voice asking if anyone has cleared the vehicle yet.

7:46 p.m. - Helicopter video shows a female officer walking past the passenger side of the SUV. No radio sound.

7:46:04 p.m. - Dash camera video from Turnbough's vehicle shows the female officer who approached Crutcher at 7:45:43 bends over and pulls his right arm, then appears to check his pockets.

7:46:33 p.m. - Helicopter recording Voice 2: "Is that car clear?"

Voice 1: "Do what, buddy?"

Voice 2: "Hopefully they cleared that car. I didn't see anybody necessarily looking all up in the car.

Voice 1: "I don't know. Police 1, has anybody cleared the vehicle yet?"

7:46:38 p.m. - Dash camera video from Dunn's vehicle shows a voice on the radio saying, "Hey, we need a lane open so EMSA can get in.”

7:46:45 p.m. - Helicopter video shows two officers crouched behind a patrol unit. 

Voice 2: "Okay I've got two officers kneeling down back here."

The helicopter hovers toward the front of the SUV. An officer can be seen lifting Crutcher's arm.

7:46:46 p.m. - Officer Dunn's dash camera shows four officers around Crutcher's body. They bend over and make physical contact with him.

7:47:29 - Helicopter video Voice 1: "Hey that's Betty that's down." Video shows two officers crouching behind patrol unit.

Voice 2: "You need to go back, man, if you need to."

Voice 1: "No, I'm not. Big girl, man. I have my job to do, too. After we land, I'll go check on her."

7:47:40 p.m. - Helicopter video shows three officers making physical contact with Crutcher.

7:48:14 p.m. - Officer Dunn's dash camera shows a voice on the radio saying, "We are secure. And we need a tactical. And go ahead and start me Crime Scene, and an on-duty captain."

7:48:30 p.m. - Officer Dunn's dash camera shows paramedics arriving on scene.

7:50 p.m. - Officer Dunn's dash camera shows a female voice on the radio saying, "Hey, anybody else heading this way can slow down [inaudible]."

7:50:16 p.m. Male officer holding female officer’s hands.

7:51 p.m. - Officer Dunn's dash camera shows paramedics performing chest compressions on Crutcher's body.

7:51:36 p.m. All parties walk out of frame.

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