TULSA, Okla - The Tulsa Police officer charged with first degree manslaughter for firing the fatal shot into Terance Crutcher's chest turned herself in at 1 a.m., and spent 23 minutes at the Tulsa County Jail before posting bond.
(There has been concern regarding the address publicly posted on the booking sheet. Please note, this is the address to Tulsa Police Headquarters, not Officer Shelby's home address.)
One week ago, Officer Shelby fired a single shot at Terance Crutcher, who had his hands in the air at the time, sparking outrage across the nation.
Crutcher was walking away from officers, retreating to his vehicle, disobeying officers orders to stop.
Shelby's attorney says she though Crutcher was on drugs and had a gun.
A vial of what appears to be PCP was found inside the vehicle, though toxicology tests are still pending.
No weapon was found on Crutcher or in his vehicle.
Tulsa County District Attorney Steve Kunzweiler said, "In the matter of the death of Terance Crutcher, I determined that the filing of the felony crime of manslaughter in the 1st degree against Tulsa Police Officer Betty Shelby is warranted. Officer Shelby, although now charged, is presumed to be innocent until a judge or a jury determines otherwise."
If convicted, Officer Shelby could face four years to life in prison.
On Friday morning, the Oklahoma State Medical Examiner's Office determined that Crutcher died from a gunshot wound to the chest. His manner of death was ruled a homicide.
Experts say that a determination of 'homicide' as a manner of death simply means that a human caused the death of another. Autopsy reports do not imply wrongdoing or criminal intent.
The medical examiner says Crutcher's toxicology results are not complete at this time.
Shelby has served on the Tulsa Police force for five years without incident.