Tulsa sheriff deputy “sorry” for fatally shooting unarmed man

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TULSA, OK - Can you believe another video has surfaced of a cop fatally shooting an unarmed suspect? This time, it happened on April 2 in Oklahoma when a sting operation went wrong.

A Tulsa county sheriff's deputy can be heard on police body-cam video apologizing for shooting a fleeing suspect.

"Roll on your stomach. Now! Taser! --- (gunshot fires) --- I shot him. I'm sorry," the video recorded.

Investigators claim 73-year-old former policeman, now reserve deputy, Robert Bates mistakenly grabbed and fired his gun instead of his taser.

"He obviously had a Taser grip, which caused the gun upon discharge to leave his hand and fall to the pavement," said Sgt. Jim Clark of Tulsa City Police.

The victim, Eric Harris, was fatally shot when he fled on foot from officers, moments after he allegedly sold an illegal gun and ammo to an undercover cop.

The chase turned deadly after deputy Bates pulled his gun and fired the ill-fated shot.

"Oh my God! He shot me, man!," Harris shouted as he gasped for his breath.

Harris died an hour later. No word if any charges will be filed for what appears to be a deadly mistake.

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