Oklahoma police officer dies after shootout during traffic stop

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A police officer who was shot by a man who fled a traffic stop late Sunday has died, police said Monday morning.

A woman who was found with a man accused of shooting and killing Tecumseh police Officer Justin Terney has been arrested on a complaint of harboring a fugitive.

Investigators work at the scene Monday, March 27, 2017, where a Tecumseh, Okla. police officer was shot during a traffic stop overnight.

Terney used a stun gun on the man but it was ineffective, Kidney said.

Terney approached a driver at about 11:30 p.m. local time for a routine traffic stop, but the auto fled the scene once the officer began checking with dispatchers to see if there were any outstanding warrants, according to Time.

Both wounded men were taken to OU Medical Center.

She says Terney's body is being returned to his family in eastern Oklahoma and that she intends to order flags on state property to be flown at half-staff on the day of Terney's funeral, which hasn't been scheduled.


It was at that point when Shepard is believed to have opened fire on Officer Turney, shooting him five times.

Terney graduated from the police academy last summer.

"My department is not doing good", said Assistant Chief J.R. Kidney.

"It makes us remember and realize how risky being in law enforcement is these days", Fallin said. The suspect was also shot multiple times. Police plan to release more information at a press conference later Monday.

"If it is who we think this person is, there's a possibility that he has some warrants", Kidney said.

"Terney was able to tase the suspect, but police say the suspect was unaffected by the taser".

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