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Tulsa police officer shot in the line of duty returns to work

Officer Aurash Zarkeshan
Posted at 6:11 PM, Nov 02, 2020

TULSA, Okla. — Officer Aurash Zarkeshan, a Tulsa police officer shot during a traffic stop in June, returned to work Monday.

The Tulsa Police Department said Zarkeshan is working on light duty. He recently came back to Tulsa after completing four months at a rehabilitation facility in Colorado.

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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.

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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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