Autopsy results for Terence Crutcher have been released, showing the man who was fatally shot by Tulsa police officer Betty Shelby had PCP and TCP in his system at the time of his death.
During the incident he was acting erratically and not following officers’ instructions. It is when he reached at his car window that Shelby, who is now facing first-degree manslaughter charges, fired on Crutcher.
A vial of PCP was found in his car but it was not confirmed until now that he not only had PCP and TCP in his system, he was likely high at the time. One of the officers in the helicopter even noticed his erratic behavior and commented that he must be on something.
Officer Shelby was responding calls of a vehicle parked in the middle of the road that was blocking traffic.
Court documents show Crutcher had convictions for drug trafficking, resisting an officer and petty larceny previous to the fatal OIS. He also had several alcohol and vehicle related charges on his record.
According to Drugs.com, PCP can cause hallucinations, delirium, mania, paranoia and violent hostility. TCP is a dissociative anesthetic drug that has similar effects to PCP but is considerably more potent.