A 22-year-old Oklahoma officer died Monday after a shootout during a traffic stop, police said.
Officer Justin Terney of the Tecumseh Police Department pulled a vehicle over in Tecumseh at around 11:30 p.m. on March 26, according to the Daily Mail. The suspect was also taken to the hospital in an unknown condition.
Both the officer and the suspect were taken to the hospital.
Tecumseh Assistant Police Chief J.R. Kidney said officer Justin Terney died after undergoing surgery overnight. Terney returned fire, hitting the suspect four times, KFOR reported.
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Terney was a "very young man, just getting started in his career", Kidney said.
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'Our departments need all the prayers we can get at this point.
He said authorities are still working to confirm the identity of the suspect, who was also shot multiple times.
The Oklahoma Blood Institute reached out to KFOR Monday, saying many donors have expressed interest in donating blood in honor of Terney.
'We are deeply saddened at the tragic loss of Officer Terney, who was senselessly shot-to-death late last night, ' a spokesman said. The sacrifice of Officer Terney will not be forgotten.
Tecumseh police say the officer is in critical condition Monday morning at OU Medical Center. 'You accomplished great things and no one will ever forget you. Praying for you, your family, and your brothers/sisters you worked with. Shame on the disgusting individual that did this'.