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Oklahoma police shoot and kill black man in street

Posted: 2:34 PM, Sep 17, 2016
Updated: 2016-09-17 18:34:55Z

TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- Police in Tulsa, Oklahoma, say an officer shot and killed a black man who they say ignored repeated requests to put up his hands before reaching into an SUV stalled in the middle of a street.

Police say in a news release that 40-year-old Terrence Crutcher died at the hospital where he was taken after the officer shot him once just before 8 p.m. Friday.

Department spokeswoman Jeanne MacKenzie earlier told reporters that the two officers were walking toward the stalled SUV when Crutcher approached them from the side of the road. She said an officer first used a stun gun on Crutcher before the other shot him with his gun.

MacKenzie said that as of 9 p.m., police hadn't searched the SUV and didn't know if there was a weapon inside.

The officers' names and races weren't released.

In April, a white reserve Tulsa County sheriff's deputy was convicted of manslaughter in the fatal shooting last year of an unarmed black suspect who was on the ground being restrained by officers. The deputy said he mistook his handgun for a stun gun.