Reserve deputy in fatal shooting in Oklahoma turns himself in: CNN

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Posted: Apr 14, 2015 11:20 AM

(Reuters) - A reserve deputy charged in a fatal shooting in Oklahoma has turned himself in to authorities, CNN reported on Tuesday.

Oklahoma prosecutors on Monday charged sheriff's reserve deputy Robert Bates with second-degree manslaughter in the fatal shooting of a black man this month in Tulsa.

Bates, 73 and white, fatally shot Eric Harris, 44, an African American, on April 2. Bates thought he was using a Taser instead of his gun, the Tulsa Sheriff's office said of the incident seen in a video released over the weekend.

(Reporting by Suzannah Gonzales; Editing by Fiona Ortiz and James Dalgleish)