Oklahoma officer, 22, dies after shootout
TECUMSEH, Okla. (AP) - The Latest on a traffic-stop shooting that critically injured a suspect and an Oklahoma police officer (all times local):
Police say a 22-year-old Oklahoma officer has died after a shootout during a traffic stop.
Tecumseh Assistant Police Chief J.R. Kidney says officer Justin Terney died Monday morning after undergoing surgery overnight.
The suspect in Terney's death also was struck by gunfire. Kidney says that man remains hospitalized for his wounds.
Police say the traffic stop happened at about 11:30 p.m. Sunday in Tecumseh, 35 miles southeast of Oklahoma City. Tecumseh police say the suspect ran away from the officer after the traffic stop and later opened fire after the officer used a stun gun.
Authorities say a 22-year-old Oklahoma police officer who had recently graduated police academy was critically wounded in a shootout with a man during a traffic stop. The suspected shooter was also struck by gunfire.
Tecumseh Assistant Police Chief J.R. Kidney on Monday identified the wounded officer as Justin Terney, who graduated last summer from police academy. Kidney says Terney exchanged gunfire with a man who ran away during a traffic stop Sunday night.
Kidney says authorities are working to identify the suspect, but believe he may have fled because he had an outstanding warrant. He says that man is in intensive care for his gunshot wounds.
Authorities say Terney was shot several times "in the lower extremities." Kidney says the officer underwent surgery overnight and remains in serious but critical condition.
Authorities say an Oklahoma police officer is in critical condition after he was shot during a traffic stop. Police say the suspected shooter was also wounded and taken to a hospital.
Police say the traffic stop happened at about 11:30 p.m. Sunday in Tecumseh, about 35 miles southeast of Oklahoma City. Tecumseh police say the suspect ran away from the officer after the traffic stop and later opened fire after the officer used a stun gun.
Police say the officer returned fire, and the suspect was wounded.
Tecumseh police say the officer is in critical condition Monday morning at OU Medical Center. Police plan to release more information at a press conference later Monday.