The driver of a vehicle stopped by Tecumseh Police Officer Justin Terney before prosecutors say the officer was fatally shot by a passenger was among those in court for Tuesday's pre-preliminary hearing docket.

The driver of a vehicle stopped by Tecumseh Police Officer Justin Terney before prosecutors say the officer was fatally shot by a passenger was among those in court for Tuesday's pre-preliminary hearing docket.

Brooklyn Danielle Williams, 22, is charged in Pottawatomie County District Court with second-degree murder in the officer's death. During Tuesday's court appearance, a preliminary hearing — where a judge determines if there is enough evidence for her case to proceed — was scheduled for Aug. 18.

Williams is jailed in the Pottawatomie County Public Safety Center on a $250,000 bond.

Byron James Shepard, 35, who was Williams' passenger on the night of that March 26 traffic stop, is charged with first-degree murder in the officer's murder. Shepard's next court date is scheduled at the end of this month.

Shepard is accused of causing the death of Officer Terney by inflicting mortal wounds when firing a Springfield XD semi-automatic 9 mm pistol into the abdomen and leg of the officer during the traffic stop. Terney underwent surgery but died from his wounds the next morning.

The warrant for Shepard’s arrest shows Officer Terney conducted the traffic stop on a white Buick for defective equipment at about 11:23 p.m. March 26.

Williams, of Tecumseh, was reported to be in a relationship with Shepard and the shooting occurred when Shepard allegedly ran from Terney during the late-night traffic stop at Gordon Cooper Drive and Benson Park Road.

In a dash cam video released by District Attorney Richard Smothermon's office with the filing of Shepard's charges, a seemingly normal traffic stop unfolds, with the officer being kind but becoming suspicious as he believes the passenger, who had no ID, is giving him false names. The stop quickly turned as the suspect, who was later determined to have a felony arrest warrant, ran into the woods.

Officer Terney, 22, deployed his Taser on the suspect with no effect.

At one point, you can hear gunshots, with Terney later saying to dispatchers, “Central, I’ve been hit,” and “Central, I’ve been shot.”

Even though he had been shot twice, Officer Terney returned fire and struck Shepard, who was struck three times in the arm, chest and groin area.

Before being booked into the Pottawatomie County Public Safety Center, where he is currently jailed without bond, Shepard was hospitalized at OU Medical Center for treatment of his gunshot wounds.

Smothermon said Shepard gave the officer false names during the traffic stop because he knew he had an outstanding Okfuskee County arrest warrant for knowingly concealing stolen property. That warrant had a $250,000 bond.

Williams, who stayed at the vehicle when Shepard allegedly ran, was initially arrested and booked into jail on a complaint of harboring a fugitive, although the formal charge filed ended up being the second-degree murder count.