Ponca City, OK

Now: 44 °F

Currently: Cloudy

Hi: 44 °F | Lo: 34 °F

Thursday

Hi: 51 °F 

Lo: 28 °F

Friday

Hi: 53 °F 

Lo: 34 °F

Saturday

Hi: 63 °F 

Lo: 36 °F

Sunday

Hi: 52 °F 

Lo: 29 °F

Monday

Hi: 57 °F 

Lo: 32 °F

Man suspected in officer’s shooting death faced charge

The Associated Press - March 29, 2017 10:42 am

SHAWNEE, Okla. (AP) – Oklahoma court records show a 35-year-old man suspected of fatally shooting a 22-year-old police officer during a traffic stop faced a stolen property charge.
Pottawatomie County District Attorney Richard Smothermon identified the suspect Tuesday as Byron James Shepard of Okemah. Shepard is suspected of shooting Tecumseh Police Officer Justin Terney Sunday night. Terney died Monday after undergoing surgery.
Authorities say Shepard was also struck by gunfire and remains hospitalized in undisclosed condition.
Officials say Terney stopped a vehicle in which Shepard was a passenger and learned Shepard had an outstanding warrant. Court records show Shepard was charged in Okfuskee County on Feb. 22 with one count of knowingly concealing stolen property.
A woman who was with Shepard, 22-year-old Brooklyn Danielle Williams, was arrested Tuesday for harboring a fugitive.

 

Latest Stories

Random Dress-Up Day at Po-Hi promotes school spirit

In order to promote unity and positive school spirit, members of the Po-Hi staff had another...

Deputy switches from gun to Taser to drop knife-wielding man

TULSA, Okla. (AP) – A quick-thinking Oklahoma sheriff’s deputy is being praised after using her Taser...

Holiday reminders …

Until Dec. 31, the Festival of Angels Light Display throughout Ponca City and at Cann Gardens...