Reserve deputy turns himself in to face manslaughter charge
TULSA, OK - An Oklahoma reserve sheriff's deputy charged with manslaughter in the shooting death of a man who was subdued on the ground has surrendered to authorities.
Robert Bates turned himself in Tuesday morning at the Tulsa County Jail. The 73-year-old insurance executive was charged with second-degree manslaughter Monday in the April 2 shooting.
The Tulsa County Sheriff's Office reserve deputy was released after posting bond. He didn't comment to the media. He faces up to four years in prison if convicted.
Authorities say 44-year-old Eric Harris tried to sell an illegal gun to an undercover officer. They say Bates accidentally shot Harris after confusing his stun gun and handgun.
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