'He Wasn't Always Violent:' Daughter Of Suspect Killed In Officer-Involved Shooting


Tuesday, June 21st 2016, 10:54 pm
By: News On 6


New police dashcam video shows another angle of Wednesday's fatal officer-involved shooting. It shows the suspect swerving his pickup toward a Tulsa Police sergeant.

The sergeant jumped out of the way, then shot and killed Russell Rosser after police say he led them on a 20-minute chase that ended with a crash near Pine and Dawson.

Rosser’s daughter, Bailie, is speaking out about her father and said she wants to remember his life, not his death.

This Father's Day was Bailie's first without one.

"I was shocked. I didn't even hear the entire story before I was out the door, freaking out. I started crying," she said.

Tulsa police officers said they tried to pull Rosser over for a traffic violation, but after stopping, Rosser put the stolen truck he was driving in reverse, rammed the patrol car and sped off.

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He led officers on a chase for about 20 minutes.

New dashcam video shows Tulsa Police Sergeant Stephen Stoltz running in front of his car near Pine and Dawson. Stoltz throws the stop sticks just as Rosser swerves at him, crashing.

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That's when Stoltz shoots and kills him.

Rosser’s 17-year-old daughter said she's watched her dad go downhill over the past few months.

"But I still cared about him. Deep down, I still cared," Bailie said.

She said her father wasn't making good choices near the end of his life, but he was still a good father, which is how she's choosing to remember him.

"He wasn't always violent,” Bailie said. “He wasn't always mean. He wasn't always hateful. He helped people. He loved to help people."

Police are still looking for a second person - a passenger who jumped out of the truck and ran from the scene.