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USA: Cop fatally shoots man after mistaking gun for taser

39 13.04.2015 Инфо

Oklahoma police released a video, Friday, showing the moment of the accidental, fatal shooting of unarmed African-American Eric Harris in Tulsa on April 2. 73 year-old bates has allegedly confused his taser with his handgun. The footage shows 40 year-old Harris fleeing from police while several officers are chasing him in what was reported to be a sting operation. In the moment Harris is being pulled to the ground, Bates confuses his taser with his handgun and fires one shot at Harris, who can then be heard screaming "He shot me, oh shit man, he shot me. Oh, my god. I’m losing my breath," while he is still being pulled down to the ground. "Fuck your breath, shut the fuck up," another officer can be heard replying. "I shot him, I am sorry," Bates can be heard saying. Harris succumbed to his injuries in the hospital. Eric Harris was to be arrested for selling a 9mm semi-automatic handgun and ammunition to undercover officers.