Oklahoma Police Officer Killed In Shooting After Traffic Stop

Tecumseh (OK) Police Officer Justin Terney, 22, died Monday morning after an overnight shooting.

It started around 11:30 p.m. Sunday night when the officer pulled over a vehicle near Benson Park and Gordon Cooper.

Police say the suspect ran away and a foot pursuit ensued.

The officer was able to tase the suspect, but police say the suspect was unaffected by the taser.

That is when the suspect reportedly shot the police officer.

The officer returned fire, striking the suspect.

The officer and the suspect were both transported to a local hospital.

Terney underwent surgery for three gunshot wounds but later died. The condition of the suspect is not yet known.

 

 

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9 Comments

  1. Katrina

    This makes me ill. We are overly concerned with the life of a fleeing felon. A taser may have been useful if there had been two officers. This officer lost his life because he didn’t use deadly force on the scum suspect. Not to second guess Officer Terney; he may not have know the suspect was armed when he used his taser, It doesn’t make me any less sick. “Stop or I will shoot” should mean exactly that. Not stop or I will tickle you with my taser. May Officer Terney rest in peace. Condolences to his family and his department.

  2. skelnav88

    This is why tasers should not be used!!!! If he had been able to shot the first time, he might be alive today and his family and friends would not be mourning!!!

  3. Roger Long

    The officer is not much more than a kid. My condolences to his family.

  4. Roy McCray

    WOW)))
    SEEM LIKE EVERYDAY AN OFFICER IS KILLED OR SHOT
    ITS A TOUGH JOB
    I WORKED EMS 24YEARS, I RAN IN A HOUSE BECAUSE A MOM WAS SCREAMING HELP ME!!!!! THEN I RAN IN A FIGHT.. THE DAD AND SON KNIFE AND A GUN CLUB))) I OUT RAN A CRAWFISH GOING BACKWARD.MY SUPERVISOR SMACK!!!!!! ME,,, DON’T EVER DO THAT!!!! SCENE SAFETY FIRST!!!!!!.WHEN YOU ARE YOUNG YOU DON’T THINK CLEARLY))))

  5. angel62851 .

    It may not be the Christian thing to do, but I hope the animal that shot the officer dies. … screw that “tasering” escaping criminals. …THEY don’t care whether they live or die, why should anybody else!! Prayers for the Officer, his family and his family in Blue…..

  6. chickief

    So sad and unnecessary. Just comply it’s so much easier than getting killed.

  7. Der Marm

    …….This absolutely ENRAGES me. My heartfelt sympathies and prayers to this YOUNG man’s family , friends and peers. 🙁

  8. Der Marm

    ….This absolutely ENRAGES me. My heartfelt sympathies to his faily and friends, FRY his killer!

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