CRIME

Ex-reserve drew pistol, stun gun weeks before fatal shooting

FILE - In this July 13, 2015, file photo, Robert Bates arrives for his arraignment in Tulsa, Okla. The former Oklahoma volunteer deputy is charged with second-degree manslaughter in the fatal shooting of an unarmed man. Video released by an Oklahoma sheriff's office shows Bates pointing a stun gun at a suspected drug dealer and briefly drawing his firearm just weeks before he fatally shot an unarmed man. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

FILE - In this July 13, 2015, file photo, Robert Bates arrives for his arraignment in Tulsa, Okla. The former Oklahoma volunteer deputy is charged with second-degree manslaughter in the fatal shooting of an unarmed man. Video released by an Oklahoma sheriff's office shows Bates pointing a stun gun at a suspected drug dealer and briefly drawing his firearm just weeks before he fatally shot an unarmed man. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)  (The Associated Press)

Video released by an Oklahoma sheriff's office shows an ex-volunteer deputy pointing a stun gun at a suspect weeks before he fatally shot an unarmed man.

The video recorded by Tulsa County sheriff's deputies shows Robert Bates drawing the weapon on a man lying on the ground in March 2015.

It also shows Bates briefly drawing his firearm before re-holstering it as a deputy yells "stop, stop." It's unclear where Bates was aiming the gun. The sheriff's office said Friday the deputy was only yelling at Bates to be quiet.

Three weeks later, Bates fatally shot Eric Harris while working with deputies. Bates has said he mistook his firearm for his stun gun. He's charged with second-degree manslaughter.

The video, first reported by The Frontier and KOTV-TV, was released by the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office.