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Trial Set for Early June for Man Charged with Tulsa Police Sergeant's Murder, Officer's Wounding

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The man accused of killing a Tulsa police sergeant earlier this year will go to trial June 7, 2021.

David Ware faces charges including first-degree murder and shooting with intent to kill in the June 29 shooting that killed Sgt. Craig Johnson and wounded Ofc. Aurash Zarkeshan. It happened during a traffic stop in east Tulsa.

Ware entered a not guilty plea through his attorney at a Monday hearing, where prosecutors confirmed they will seek the death penalty.

Zarkeshan returned to Tulsa last month from an out-of-state rehab facility and is now on light duty with the Tulsa Police Department.

Matt Trotter joined KWGS as a reporter in 2013. Before coming to Public Radio Tulsa, he was the investigative producer at KJRH. His freelance work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times and on MSNBC and CNN.
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