Terence Crutcher, right, with his hands in the air, walks away from Tulsa Police Officer Betty Shelby’s patrol vehicle on Sept. 16, 2016. Shelby shot and killed Crutcher, and was later charged with first-degree manslaughter.

Terence Crutcher, a 40-year-old black Tulsa man, was shot and killed Sept. 16, 2016, by Betty Shelby, a white Tulsa police officer. Shelby was responding to a disturbance call when she saw Crutcher’s SUV in the middle of the road on 36th Street North just west of Lewis Avenue.

The encounter between the two was recorded by a TPD helicopter as well as by dash cameras in vehicles belonging to backing officers. Crutcher, who Shelby said was not complying with her orders to stop and get on the ground, walked back to his SUV with his hands up. Police have said he reached inside the SUV’s window, which Shelby said caused her to fear for her life. She shot Crutcher once in the chest, and he died later that evening.

Shelby was charged with first-degree manslaughter on Sept. 22, 2016, and if convicted could spend up to 20 years in prison.


Questions surrounding fatal police shooting will linger through the weekend – By Dylan Goforth

Police shooting videos confirm worst fears for some north Tulsans – By Kevin Canfield

Terence Crutcher’s death just the latest tragedy to befall his family – By Dylan Goforth

Police promise to ‘achieve justice’ as investigation continues – By Dylan Goforth

Source: Crutcher’s window was down during his fatal encounter – By Dylan Goforth

Terence Crutcher family relieved, resolute in wake of first-degree manslaughter charge – By Dylan Goforth

TPD use-of-force 4 times higher for blacks than whites – By Kassie McClung

Attorney: Charged officer has received ‘outpouring of support’ from law enforcement community – By Dylan Goforth and Ziva Branstetter

Online fundraiser for Betty Shelby includes donation by officer endorsed by state as witness in the case – By Dylan Goforth

Mourners remember the life of a ‘great dude’ – By Amanda Bland

Father’s comments differ from motion seeking control of estate – By Ziva Branstetter

The thoughts of those who attended pro-law enforcement rallies – By Dylan Goforth

Terence Crutcher’s parents allege his widow is unqualified to represent estate – By Kassie McClung

Accelerated arraignment request for charged officer denied – By Dylan Goforth

Following brief court appearance, Betty Shelby to stay on unpaid leave – By Dylan Goforth

Terence Crutcher’s widow: ‘I just want what’s right for me and my kids’ – By Kassie McClung and  Ziva Branstter

Tulsa police chief talks about city’s response to fatal police shooting – By Kevin Canfield

Watching TV in jail, she learned of her husband’s death – By Ziva Branstetter

Tulsa judge orders release of 911 calls from home of Terence Crutcher – By Kassie McClung and Ziva Branstetter

Facebook posts among evidence in Crutcher marriage hearing – By Kassie McClung and Ziva Branstter

Judge orders GoFundMe funds be handed over to Crutcher estate – By Ziva Branstetter and Kassie McClung

Shelby defense: Police chief conspired with DA, mayor, to get charges filed – By Dylan Goforth

Fact-checking attorney’s appearance on the Pat Campbell show –  By Dylan Goforth

Dismissal of felony charge against Crutcher’s widow expected to impact estate case – By Kassie McClung

Judge leaves attorney in control of Terence Crutcher’s estate – By Kassie McClung and Ziva Branstetter

Judge sets Feb. 1 for possible decision on trial date for Betty Shelby – By Dylan Goforth

Ethics complaint ‘a distraction,’ DA says as Betty Shelby trial looms – By Kassie McClung and Dylan Goforth

our-videosHelicopter footage of the Terence Crutcher shooting

Dash cam footage from TPD officer Tyler Turnbough’s vehicle 

Dash cam footage from TPD officer Sandra Dunn’s vehicle

Video of Terence Crutcher singing

Chuck Jordan addresses the media, public, about the Terence Crutcher shooting 

Crutcher family attorneys hold a press conference outside the Tulsa County Courthouse

Betty Shelby leaves the Tulsa County District Courthouse after her arraignment

District Attorney Steve Kunzweiler talks after Betty Shelby’s preliminary hearing

Kevin Gray talks about upcoming motion hearing


Betty Shelby’s application to the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office

Betty Shelby’s resignation letter to the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office

Betty Shelby’s application to the Tulsa Police Department

Betty Shelby is charged with first-degree manslaughter

Betty Shelby’s attorneys seek to examine a firearm allegedly owned by Terence Crutcher