Officer That Gunned Downed Terence Crutcher Briefly Turns Self In

By Samantha Vicent and Corey Jones Tulsa World

Officer Betty Jo Shelby turned herself in to authorities in the shooting death of Terence Crutcher early Friday and was released on bond about 30 minutes later.

Shelby, 42, surrendered with an attorney at the Tulsa Jail about 1 a.m., according to an arrest report. She was booked into the jail at 1:11 a.m and posted $50,000 bond at 1:31 a.m., jail records show.

A warrant was issued for Shelby’s arrest after the Tulsa County District Attorney’s Office filed a first-degree manslaughter — heat of passion charge against her Thursday. Her first court date is scheduled for Sept. 30.

A Medical Examiner’s Office report released Friday states that the manner of death for Crutcher is homicide via gunshot to the chest. The toxicology report and autopsy results are not yet completed.

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