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Tulsa police say Officer Zarkeshan is improving daily, can stand up

Posted at 1:55 PM, Jul 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-07 17:14:12-04

TULSA — Tulsa police gave an update on Officer Aurash Zarkeshan's condition one week after he was shot during a traffic stop.

Tulsa Police Department posted an update on Facebook, "Aurash is continuing to improve daily."

READ MORE: Tulsa police say officer shot during traffic stop is 'improving hour by hour'

Zarkeshan is one of two officers shot during a routine traffic stop on June 29. The other officer, Sergeant Craig Johnson passed away from his injuries on June 30.

Police say doctors removed Zarkeshan's breathing tube Tuesday morning and he is communicating with family and loved ones.

The rehabilitation is going great with his physical strength improving to the point that he can stand.
Tulsa Police Department | Facebook

The doctors said Zarkeshan is ahead of where they expected him to be considering his injuries.

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