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Terence Crutcher's fatal shooting by Tulsa officer ruled homicide

Terence Crutcher

TULSA -- The Oklahoma State Medical Examiner’s Office says theman killed by a Tulsa, Oklahoma, officerdied from “a penetrating gunshot wound of chest” and his death is considered a homicide.

But spokeswoman Amy Elliott says a full autopsy report and toxicology results for Terence Crutcher are not yet complete.

Tulsa Police Officer Betty Shelby was charged Thursday with first-degree manslaughter​ in Crutcher’s Sept. 16 death. An affidavit from District Attorney Steve Kunzweiler’s office said the officer “reacted unreasonably” when she shot Crutcher, who did not have a gun.

An attorney for Shelby has said the officer believed Crutcher was using the hallucinogenic drug PCP, and a police spokesman has confirmed the drug was found in Crutcher’s SUV.