Authorities identify police officer killed in Tecumseh shooting


Officer Justin Terney died after a shooting in Tecumseh. Photo via Facebook

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TECUMSEH, Okla. – Authorities have identified the police officer who was killed in a shooting in Tecumseh.

Sunday night, around 11:30, Officer Justin Terney, 22, pulled over a vehicle near Benson Park and Gordon Cooper.

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

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

That is when the suspect reportedly shot Officer Terney three times.

Terney returned fire, striking the suspect approximately four times.

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

Officer Terney underwent surgery and was initially listed in critical condition, police said.

However, authorities have since confirmed that the officer succumbed to his injuries and passed away.

He was on the police force for one year.

The suspect underwent surgery and remains in the ICU. His condition is unknown at this time.  He has not been identified.

A woman who was driving the car that the suspect was in is now in custody.

KFOR crews are working to gather more information.

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