Oklahoma authorities release video of fatal police shooting

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Posted: Apr 04, 2017 8:08 PM

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Authorities in Oklahoma City have released a video of the fatal police shooting of a man.

Police. Capt. Paco Balderrama said Tuesday that the video shows officers opening fire when a pickup truck driver began backing toward them after crashing the truck following a March 4 chase in southeast Oklahoma City.

Investigators have not released whether Oklahoma City officer Jarrod Jackson or Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Mike Moler is believed to have fired the shot that killed 38-year-old George Lee Seeton. The video shows several shots being fired, then Seeton falling from the pickup when officers open the door, with his foot caught between the door and truck.

Highway Patrol Lt. Kera Philippi said the pursuit began when Moler tried to stop the truck for a broken tail light.