Video captures Eric Harris shooting in Tulsa

Eric Harris

Footage released by authorities in Tulsa, Okla. captures the moments before and after an unarmed black man was fatally shot by an officer earlier this week.

{mosads}The video, from an unidentified officer’s body camera at the scene, starts just before Eric Harris was shot during the April 2 incident.

Harris was purportedly killed by Reserve Deputy Robert Bates, 73, who mistakenly fired his weapon instead of a taser, according to reports.

“I shot him, I’m sorry,” a voice says in the recording after a single shot rings out.

The clip then shows Harris screaming in pain as officers surround him. Police had chased Harris on foot after he allegedly fled arrest for selling a 9mm semiautomatic pistol and ammunition to undercover cops.

“He shot me!” Harris exclaims. “He shot me, man.”

“Oh my God,” he continues. “I’m losing my breath.”

Harris was pronounced dead an hour after he was shot. The recording shows no medical aid performed by police officers on the scene.

“F–k your breath,” one officer says while holding Harris down by the neck. “Shut the f–k up.”

NBC’s local affiliate reported Friday that the Tulsa County Sherriff’s Office said Harris showed “characteristics consistent with carrying a gun” during the skirmish.

The sheriff’s office added that Bates “did not commit a crime” by accidentally firing on Harris.

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