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Oklahoma deputy charged in suspect's shooting death

2 years 8 months 5 hours ago Monday, April 13 2015 Apr 13, 2015 April 13, 2015 2:16 PM April 13, 2015 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

TULSA, OK - Prosecutors have charged a white reserve sheriff's deputy in Oklahoma with manslaughter in the shooting of a black suspect.

A second-degree manslaughter charge was filed Monday against 73-year-old Tulsa County reserve deputy Robert Bates.

Police have said Bates thought he was holding a stun gun, not his handgun, when he fired at 44-year-old Eric Harris in the April 2 incident.

A man can be heard apologizing and admitting to shooting a person in a video that documents the killing.

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