The Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office released the video on Saturday and in it, Harris – who at the time was accused of owning illegal weapons – is seen being chased and shot by authorities.
The reserve deputy thought he had his Taser in hand, not his firearm, and shot Harris “inadvertently,” according to the sheriff’s office.In the last minutes of the video, Harris, a convicted felon, lies on the pavement with police on top of him. An officer calls for a Taser. But in place of an electric clicking sound, a gunshot rings out.
Harris, who is bleeding, calls out, too. He’s losing his breath, he says. An officer yells back at him. “You f—ing ran! Shut the f— up!” he yells. “F— your breath.”
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