Phone may have recorded scene of police shooting

Associated Press

MESQUITE, Texas (AP) — Cellphone videos and pictures allegedly recorded at the scene where a police officer killed a suspect by firing more than 40 times are in the hands of investigators.

Garland police officer Patrick Tuter allegedly said he shot in self-defense at Michael Vincent Allen following a high-speed chase near Dallas last month. Authorities initially reported that the 25-year-old Allen struck the officer's cruiser with his truck, but a dashboard camera video showed Tuter's patrol car ramming Allen.

Investigators obtained a court order to confiscate the memory chip from a cellphone that may have taken more videos and photos. Mesquite police are handling the criminal investigation and did not immediately return a phone message Thursday.

Tuter has been put on restricted duty.