Former Tulsa police officer in court for allegedly shooting, killing teen

TULSA, Okla. – A former Tulsa police officer was in court today for allegedly shooting and killing a 19-year-old. Shannon Kepler has been charged with the murder of Jeremy Lake, his daughter’s teenage boyfriend. According to KJRH, he is also accused of firing at his daughter, Lisa Kepler. Lisa Kepler was one of the three witnesses […]

Officer who allegedly killed daughter’s boyfriend seeks new trial

TULSA, Okla. – A judge has rejected a new trial request by a former Tulsa police officer convicted on two misdemeanor charges in the shooting death of his daughter’s boyfriend. A motion to merge the convictions into one is pending. Shannon Kepler was convicted Nov. 11 on two counts of reckless conduct with a firearm, […]

Former Tulsa officer accused of murder leaves court to find home on fire

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Mistrial declared in murder case against former Tulsa officer

TULSA, Okla. – A judge has declared a mistrial after jurors couldn’t agree whether to convict a former Tulsa police officer of first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of his daughter’s boyfriend. Tulsa County District Judge Sharon Holmes declared the mistrial early Friday in the trial for Shannon Kepler. In 2014, Shannon Kepler was arrested […]

Murder trial for former Tulsa officer delayed after allegations arise against juror

TULSA, Okla. – The murder trial of a former Tulsa police officer was brought to a halt on Monday morning following allegations against a member of the jury. In 2014, Shannon Kepler was arrested for first-degree murder and shooting with intent to kill. Prosecutors say Shannon Kepler confronted his daughter’s boyfriend, 19-year-old Jeremy Lake, who […]

Effort to recuse judge in former Tulsa police officer’s murder trial rejected

TULSA, Okla. – A Tulsa County judge has refused to recuse the judge scheduled to hear the murder trial of a former Tulsa police officer. District Judge Rebecca Nightingale on Thursday rejected the request by the attorney for former officer Shannon Kepler and turned down a request for a stay of the trial that’s to […]

Request denied to remove District Attorney from murder case

TULSA, Okla. – A Tulsa defense attorney is asking the court to remove a District Attorney from a murder case. Former Tulsa police officer Shannon Kepler is about to stand trial for allegedly shooting his daughter’s boyfriend to death. In August 2014, police say Kepler confronted his daughter’s boyfriend, 19-year-old Jermey Lake, who was walking with […]

Oklahoma officer arrested for accessory to murder released on bond

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Update: Oklahoma officer arrested for allegedly murdering daughter’s boyfriend

TULSA, Okla. – Two Tulsa police officers are behind bars for the murder of a 19-year-old man. Officials say 54-year-old Shannon Kepler turned himself in after the deadly shooting on Tuesday night. He was arrested for first-degree murder and shooting with intent to kill. Kepler’s wife, who is also a police officer, was arrested for […]

Charges dropped: Woman accused in connection with teen’s murder released

TULSA, Okla. (KJRH) – A woman who was accused of helping her husband after he allegedly shot their daughter’s boyfriend will not face any charges. Gina Kepler was originally arrested for accessory to murder after the fact. Investigators say 40-year-old Shannon Kepler confronted his daughter’s boyfriend, 19-year-old Jeremy Lake, while the couple was walking. According to […]

Second murder trial for former Tulsa police officer set to begin

TULSA, Okla. – A former Tulsa police officer accused of shooting and killing his daughter’s boyfriend is preparing for his second murder trial. The Associated Press reports that potential jurors are to gather Monday in Tulsa County District Court for the start of the first-degree murder trial of 56-year-old Shannon Kepler. In 2014, Shannon Kepler […]

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