Man accused in officer's death booked into Oklahoma jail

Posted at 2:24 PM, Apr 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-07 15:28:19-04

SHAWNEE, Okla. (AP) -- A man charged in the fatal shooting of an Oklahoma police officer has been booked into jail.

Online records indicate 36-year-old Byron James Shepard of Okemah is being held in the Pottawatomie County Jail on Friday after being released from a hospital where he was treated for gunshot wounds.

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Shepard is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Tecumseh Police Officer Justin Terney, who died on March 27 after being shot a day earlier.

Officials say Terney learned of an arrest warrant against Shepard during a traffic stop. Shepard fled and Terney pursued him. The two exchanged gunfire.

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Court records show Shepard was charged in Okfuskee County on Feb. 22 with one count of knowingly concealing stolen property.

Court records don't indicate whether Shepard has an attorney.

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