UPDATE: Officer Bates will be charged with 2nd degree manslaughter for the death of Eric Harris, according to CNN reports.
Social media users are expressing outrage after a video of Eric Harris being shot by an officer that was attempting to arrest him last week. Video is surfacing of the incident caught on tape from a policeman's body camera. Allegedly, Harris attempted to elude police by sprinting away after he was caught on video attempting to sell an illegal handgun to one of the officers. After several office had wrestled Harris to the ground, Deputy Robert Bates, who is 73- years old, warned other officers that he was about to tase Harris to gain control of the situation. Instead, he shot Harris with his service weapon and immediately stated he was sorry, admitting his infraction. Harris then screams repeatedly, "He shot me!". He went on to shout that he could not breathe. One officer expressed his distaste for Harris by exclaiming that he didn't care about Harris not being able to breathe using explicit language. Harris later died at the hospital from the gunshot wound.
Bates, the officer that discharged the service weapon, has been placed on administrative leave. An independent investigation out side of the police department is still being conducted. However, the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office is deeming the shooting an obvious accident.