Tulsa Police Release Dashcam Video Of Chase That Led To Fatal Shooting

Friday, June 17th 2016, 1:45 pm
By: Amy Slanchik

Tulsa Police released dashcam videos of a chase on Wednesday that led to the fatal shooting of the suspect.

One of the videos shows the suspect ramming a pursuing police car with his stolen pickup then driving off. Another video shows the end of the chase and appears to contain audio of a police officer firing his weapon.

6/15/2016: Related Story: One Killed Following Chase, Shooting; TPD Searching For Second Person

The man driving the stolen pickup as Russell Rosser, 43, police said. A passenger in the truck jumped out and ran and police have not found him yet.

Police said the chase started around 4:30  p.m. on June 15, 2016 when an officer attempted to pull over a truck in the 800 block of North Louisville Avenue. They said the driver rammed the police vehicle and drove off.

Police released the video after News On 6 filed a request under the Oklahoma Open Records Act. As the video shows, as other officers joined the pursuit, at one point Rosser put the truck in reverse and rammed a squad car, disabling it.

An officer can be heard on the video telling other officers the suspect crashed at Pine and Dawson. That's where Sergeant Steve Stoltz shot and killed him.

6/16/2016: Related Story: TPD Identifies Sergeant, Suspect Involved In Fatal Shooting

Police said Stoltz was putting out stop sticks when Rosser, tried to hit him with the truck. Stoltz is on administrative leave with pay while police investigate. 

Police said they're working to release more videos from the chase but won't have any comment until the District Attorney finishes investigating the shooting.