An Oklahoma police officer charged with manslaughter in last week's shooting death of an unarmed black man has surrendered to authorities.
Convictions in police-involved fatal shootings are few and far between.
Mr Crutcher died from "a penetrating gunshot wound of chest" and his death was ruled a homicide, according to the Oklahoma State Medical Examiner's Office.
In the meantime, he said they'll be building a defense because ever since the district attorney handed down the charge, he's been speaking with use of force experts across the country.
Funeral services have been set for the Oklahoma man who was shot and killed last week by a Tulsa police officer.
Tulsa Mayor Dewey Bartlett praised the police department for quickly providing evidence to the district attorney. "These are important steps to ensure that justice and accountability prevails". "We're going to break the chains of injustice".
Wood did not immediately return phone messages seeking comment about Shelby being charged. "I think (prosecutors) must have thought charges were warranted", he said.
If convicted, she faces at least four years in prison, lawyers said.
Tiffany Crutcher said the family is "pleased with the charges" and continued saying "We take solace in the outpour of support from our community".
"Not only for this family, not only for Terence but to be a deterrent for law officers all around this nation to know that you can not kill unarmed citizens".
Terence Crutcher a 40-year-old black man was shot and killed Friday
Crutcher's family attorneys maintain that the window was up, pointing to the blood spattered on it when he was shot. Officer Turnbough then arrives and after Crutcher he reached in the driver's side front window of his vehicle, he fired his Taser and Shelby fired one shot striking Crutcher in the lung, according to the affidavit.
Following the shooting, Shelby's attorney told The New York Times that she thought Crutcher had a gun, and that he "acted erratically, refused to comply with several orders, tried to put his hand in his pocket and reached inside his auto window" before she shot him.
The family requested contributions be made to a memorial fund for Crutcher's four children.
There was no weapon found in the vehicle.
"The tragic circumstances surrounding the death of Mr. Crutcher are on the hearts and minds of many people in this community", stated Tulsa County District Attorney Steve Kunzweiler, who announced the news at a recent conference.
Shelby told investigators Crutcher did not comply with her instructions and "that she was in fear for her life and thought Crutcher was going to kill her", according to the arrest affidavit.
Tulsa's police chief has said Crutcher was unarmed and that no weapon was found on him or in his SUV.
On September 16, she shot dead Terence Crutcher, an unarmed black man.
We reviewed the facts of the allegations, it is our responsibility to determine if the filing of a criminal charge is justified under the law, Kurnzweiler said.
Two separate videos, one from a helicopter and one from a dash cam, show Crutcher walking over to his auto with his hands up as the police approach. Police found a vial of the drug in Crutcher's auto after the shooting. "I don't know why things happen in this world the way they do".