“He shot me! He shot me, man. Oh, my God. I'm losing my breath,”
Harris says as he squirms on the ground.
“I shot him! I'm sorry!”
one of the officers, presumably Bates, can be heard saying on the video.
“F--k your breath,” another officer says. “Shut the f--k up!”
“The case has been turned over to the Tulsa County district attorney and autopsy results are pending,” Tulsa County Sheriff’s Maj. Shannon Clark said at a news conference.
As of this writing Bates is now facing a manslaughter charge, and according to the attorney for the Harris family, Bates paid big money to play a cop in his spare time, but he didn't have the training to handle the job. It's a claim that Bates' attorney and the Sheriff's Office deny, arguing that he was experienced and qualified for the role. His donations of equipment to the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office and his friendship with Sheriff Stanley Glanz, they say, have nothing to do with the April 2 shooting.