Medical Examiner Says Man Shot by Cop Had Used Drug
By SAMANTHA VICENT
TULSA—Terence Crutcher had “acute phencyclidine intoxication” when Tulsa Police Officer Betty Shelby fatally shot him once in the upper right chest, the Oklahoma state medical examiner’s office ruled Tuesday.
The autopsy report includes results of a toxicology analysis that showed that Mr. Crutcher, 40, had 96 nanograms per milliliter of phencyclidine, or PCP, in his bloodstream.
Authorities also tentatively identified tenocyclidine, a drug similar to PCP, in his system.
The bullet caused four of Mr. Crutcher’s ribs to fracture and did not exit his body, according to the autopsy report.
“The cause of death is penetrating gunshot wound of chest with musculoskeletal and visceral injuries. The manner of death is classified as homicide,” the report states.
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