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Tulsa police officer shot in the line of duty pays it forward

Officer Zarkeshan
Posted at 8:28 PM, Dec 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-24 00:07:14-05

TULSA, Okla. — Officer Aurash Zarkeshan, a Tulsa police officer shot in the line of duty, is paying it forward during the holidays.

The TPD Foundation shared a post on Facebook of Zarkeshan giving out a bike to young boy in the community.

He returned home to Tulsa in October after completing four months at a rehabilitation facility in Colorado.

David Ware is accused of shooting Zarkeshan and Sgt. Craig Johnson during a traffic stop on June 29 in east Tulsa. Johnson died from his injuries.

READ MORE: One Tulsa police officer dies, another in the hospital after shooting

Ware entered a plea of not guilty in court on Monday. Court records show he 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.

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.

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