Oklahoma officer's attorneys want handgun kept as evidence

TULSA, Okla. - Attorneys for a white Oklahoma police officer who killed an unarmed black man are asking in court records for investigators to keep as evidence a handgun that an anonymous tipster claims the man fired a day before the fatal shooting.

Tulsa police officer Betty Jo Shelby is charged with first-degree manslaughter in the Sept. 16 shooting of 40-year-old Terence Crutcher. Shelby shot Crutcher after she arrived on a street to find Crutcher's SUV stopped in the middle of the road. Shelby has pleaded not guilty and is on unpaid leave.

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