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Experts doubt Tulsa deputy's claim he confused pistol with stun gun
Experts doubt Tulsa deputy's claim he confused pistol with stun gun

The Tulsa, Okla., volunteer deputy involved in the shooting death of an unarmed man earlier this month demonstrated how he confused his pistol with a stun gun during an interview on the "Today" show Friday morning, but law enforcement experts are skeptical about his explanation. Robert Charles Bates, a 73-year-old insurance executive, showed NBC's Matt Lauer during the interview where he normally carried his stun gun and handgun. Asked to recreate his fatal clash with Eric Courtney Harris, 44, Bates said he kept his handgun in a hip holster, far away from the stun gun, which was normally kept closer to his chest. On April 2, Tulsa County sheriff's...

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