Oklahoma officer killed after trying to take suspect down with taser

Brooklyn Williams

An Oklahoma police officer died Monday morning after a shootout during a police pursuit, local law enforcement officials said.

A warrant was ultimately issued for Shepard's arrest, which is believed to be why he shot and killed Tecumseh Police Officer Justin Turney.

The officer made a traffic stop late Sunday when a man ran from the officer, Tecumseh Assistant Police Chief J.R. Kidney told CNN. The officer and the suspect later traded fire, Kidney said. Kidney says that man remains hospitalized for his wounds.

Terney pulled over a vehicle around 11:30 p.m. Sunday in Tecumseh, 35 miles southeast of Oklahoma City, police said.

The 22-year-old was only on the force for a couple of months when he was shot repeatedly after chasing a suspect into the woods after his attempts to use a stun gun on the man after he ran were unsuccessful. Both men were wounded and taken to OU Medical Center. Terney returned fire, striking the suspect approximately four times. However, on Monday morning, authorities announced that Terney succumbed to his injuries and died, according to a report in KFOR.




Fallin grew up in the east-central community of Tecumseh and graduated from high school there.

A woman who was driving the vehicle the suspect was in is also in custody. "I've been here about 22 years and this is our first officer-involved shooting", he said. Police plan to release more information at a press conference later Monday.

"He (Terney) was a very young officer who was just getting started in his career", Kidney said.

"It makes us remember and realize how unsafe being in law enforcement is these days", Fallin said.

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