Tulsa Police Officer Charged with First-Degree Murder

Shannon Kepler

Tulsa police officer Shannon Kepler has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of Jeremey Lake and shooting with intent to kill at his daughter Lisa Kepler on August 5.

Kepler is a 24-year veteran of the Tulsa Police Department. He was not on duty at the time of the shooting.

The attorney did not file a charge against Gina Kepler, who was initially arrested on complaints of accessory after the fact. The attorney said there was insufficient evidence to charge her.

"Kepler is presumed innocent under the Constitution and Oklahoma law until sufficient evidence is presented to a judge or jury to find him guilty beyond a reasonable doubt," said Tulsa County District Attorney Tim Harris.

A date for a preliminary hearing has not yet been set.

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