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Man accused in shooting death of Tulsa police officer pleads not guilty

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Posted at 10:14 AM, Nov 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-02 14:25:57-05

TULSA, Okla. — The man accused of shooting and killing a Tulsa police sergeant entered a plea of not guilty in court on Monday.

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David Ware is accused of shooting Officer Aurash Zarkeshan and Sergeant Craig Johnson during a routine traffic stop in late June. Johnson died, Zarkeshan is recovering.

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The accused getaway driver, Matthew Hall, waived his preliminary hearing and is going to trial. Hall is charged with accessory to murder and accessory to a felony.

Ware is charged with murder in the first-degree, shooting with intent to kill, possession of a firearm after a felony, possession of controlled substance with intent to distribute and obstructing a police officer.

Ware's trial is expected to start June 7, 2021.

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