- Associated Press - Saturday, July 18, 2015

TULSA, Okla. (AP) - A medical examiner’s report shows that a Tulsa pastor who was fatally shot by a state trooper in May had alcohol and a sedative in his system when he died.

The report was released Friday by the agency and found that Nehemiah Fischer had a 0.14 blood alcohol concentration and zolpidem, a drug commonly used as a sleeping aid.

Fischer was shot after troopers responded to a call of a vehicle stranded in floodwaters. Video from a dash camera shows troopers ordering Fischer and his brother out of the water and Fischer lunging at a trooper.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol has said Fischer knocked over a trooper before being shot.

A prosecutor announced last week that he wouldn’t seek charges against the two troopers involved in the shooting.


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