A 22-year-old police officer in central Oklahoma died Monday after a shootout with a man trying to escape a traffic stop in central Oklahoma, police announced.
"But unfortunately, they were not able to get some of the bleeding to stop", said J.R. Kidney, Assistant Chief of Tecumseh Police.
"If it is who we think this person is, there's a possibility that he has some warrants", Kidney said.
At that point, officers say the suspect allegedly shot Officer Terney three times.
At that point, the man ran toward some nearby woods, Kidney said.
Justin Terney, a rookie with the Tecumseh Police Department, passed away around 9 a.m. on Monday (March 27), reported affiliate KFOR.
"We are deeply saddened at the tragic loss of Officer Terney, who was senselessly shot to death late last night", a spokesman for the department said, according to the Daily Mail.
Terney pulled over a vehicle about 11:30 p.m. Sunday in Tecumseh, 35 miles southeast of Oklahoma City, according to police. Terney chased the man on foot and used a stun gun, but that failed to stop him. "I will continue to fight for a conservative bill to repeal Obamacare and rebuild a people-first health care system", said Rep. Richard Hudson (R-NC).
A woman who was driving the vehicle the suspect was in is also in custody.
Kidney says authorities are working to identify the suspect, but believe he may have fled because he had an outstanding warrant.
Kidney told KFOR that several officers and community members set up a blood drive for Officer Terney.
Both wounded men were taken to OU Medical Center. Police have not released his identity.