The family of an unarmed black man killed by a police
officer in Oklahoma says they want to see criminal
40-year-old Terence Crutcher was shot and killed by
a Tulsa Police officer on Friday night.
Police were responding to reports of an abandoned
when they came across Crutcher .
whose car was stalled in the middle of the road.
They say Crutcher did not respond to commands .
and the attorney for the officer involved in the shooting
says she fired after he reached into the S-U-V.
Video shows his hands in the air when he was tased
and then shot.
The police department says Crutcher was not carrying
a gun .
and no weapons were found in the vehicle.
The officer who opened fire has been put on routine
The U-S Justice Department is investigating the incident.
A La Crosse man calls Terence Cutcher a friend .
and says the two went to school together in Oklahoma.
News 8 sat down with him today to talk about his memories
Eric Jacobson has that story.
Just a very good-loving man.
Father of 4.
Timothy Henderson of La Crosse knew Terence Crutcher
from Tulsa Central High School back in the mid-90s.
He says he remembers Crutcher as an easy-going kid.
Always playing a joke.
Loved hamburgers from across the street atTed's.
We did that all the time.
When he heard the news about Crutcher's death last
he was shocked.
Pause It's one of those things where you hear things
happen to a lot of people, in a lot of different places.
Edit Until it happens to someone you know, it doesn't
really directly effect you.
Henderson's father Jack is a city council member in
Henderson is echoing his father's sentiments in keeping
the city of Tulsa peaceful throughout the investigation.
The family has asked that everybody remain prayful.
And nobody do anything, but to remain prayful and
Now, at the same time, I'm not going to lie to you,
they want justice for their fallen.
They want this officer brought on charges for murdering
Henderson says regardless of your opinion on recent
officer-involved shootings around the country.
he says it will take everyone in order to improve
race-relations in the country.
It takes everybody to do the right thing, regardless
of your race.
Whether you Asian, black, white or whatever.
We have to come together.
It's the only way its going to get fixed.
In LAX, EJ, N8.
Henderson says he plans to attend Crutcher's funeral
in Tulsa later this week.