Oklahoma police have released footage showing two Tulsa cops being shot during a traffic stop in June, leaving one dead and the other critically injured.
Footage shows David Anthony Ware, being pulled over early on June 29 for failure to yield, making an illegal left turn and operating a vehicle with expired tags.
The encounter escalates several minutes in, with Officer Aurash Zarkeshan ordering Ware out of the car because it’s going to be towed, asking him, “Are you going to get out of the car or am I going to tase you?”
Dashcam video shows Zarkeshan and Sgt. Craig Johnson scuffling with Ware after pulling him out of the car — and Ware opening fire on both, killing Johnson and injuring Zarkeshan.
The video shows Ware shooting Johnson, who falls to the pavement, then firing another shot at the sergeant from a distance.
Johnson died June 30 after being taken off life support.
Ware, 33, is charged with first-degree murder in Johnson’s death, shooting with the intent to kill Zarkeshan, drug possession with the intent to distribute and possession of a firearm after a felony conviction.
His friend Matthew Hall is charged with accessory to murder and accessory to a felony for allegedly helping Ware evade arrest after the fatal shooting.
Both men are due back in court on October 5.