Tulsa police have released graphic video of the Tulsa man who was shot and killed last week by a reserve sheriff’s deputy who thought he had pulled his Taser instead of his gun.
Eric Harris died last week after Reserve Deputy Robert Bates, 73, mistakenly grabbed his service weapon — believing it was his Taser — and shot him as he attempted to assist with the arrest.
In the video, provided to the New York Daily News, a body-cam captures an officer in a foot pursuit of Harris who is subsequently tackled in the street.
As the officer instructs Harris to roll onto his stomach, a gun shot is heard.
Bates can be heard, saying, “I’m sorry. I’m sorry,” as Harris yells, “He shot me!’ while another officer is heard saying, “You f*cking ran.”
“He shot me! He shot me, man. Oh, my god. I’m losing my breath,” Harris then said.
“F*ck your breath,” an officer can be heard saying. “Shut the f*ck up!”
Bates can once again be heard lamenting, “I shot him. I’m sorry.”
Harris, who had been under investigation for narcotic sales, was rushed to a local hospital where he later died.
According to authorities, the 73-year-old Bates was attempting to use non-lethal force on Harris, resulting in the tragic death.
Watch the video below from the New York Daily News: