24 November 2019 :
A Pottawatomie County jury recommended the death penalty for Byron Shepard, 38, White. Shepard was found guilty of first-degree murder in the March 26, 2017 death of Officer Justin Terney. Prosecutors said Shepard was a passenger in a vehicle that Terney pulled over in. Shepard's girlfriend, Brooklyn Williams, was driving the vehicle. During the traffic stop, authorities said Shepard gave Terney a fake name and ran off into a wooded area, eventually shooting the police officer. Earlier this year, Williams was convicted of 2nd-degree murder and sentenced to 25 years in prison. A formal sentencing will take place at 9 a.m. on Jan. 3, 2020.