The suspect accused of shooting and killing Tecumseh Police Officer Justin Terney was released from the hospital Thursday and is now jailed in the Pottawatomie County Public Safety Center on a first-degree murder charge.

Byron James Shepard, 35, is jailed without bond. His next court date has not yet been scheduled.

The suspect accused of shooting and killing Tecumseh Police Officer Justin Terney was released from the hospital Thursday and is now jailed in the Pottawatomie County Public Safety Center on a first-degree murder charge.

Byron James Shepard, 35, is jailed without bond. His next court date has not yet been scheduled.

Shepard, who was charged with the officer's murder last week, has been hospitalized recovering from gunshot wounds he received when Officer Terney returned fire the night of March 26.

Terney's life and career were cut short when Shepard, a fleeing passenger from a traffic stop at Gordon Cooper Drive and Benson Park Road, allegedly shot him twice. Terney returned fire, striking Shepard three times.

Terney, 22, underwent an overnight surgery but died the morning of March 27 at OU Medical Center.

The young officer had only been working the streets of Tecumseh for about a year, but during that time he made a big impact on a community he served.

Members of the community gathered March 30 for a candlelight vigil in front of the Tecumseh Police Department, where there has been an outpouring of support to both Terney's family and his law enforcement family.

Funeral services were held for Terney March 31 in his hometown of Canadian, near Eufaula, where law enforcement officers from both near and far gathered with Terney's family and friends.

In a final call to honor the officer killed in the line of duty, local dispatchers called out for Tecumseh 16 over the police radio, followed by silent pauses before Terney's “End of Watch” was announced.

Plans are already underway to honor Terney in the community he served.

His name is also being added to the Pottawatomie County law enforcement memorial in front of the Pottawatomie County courthouse in Shawnee.

Pottawatomie County Undersheriff Travis Palmer said Terney's name is being added and an unveiling ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. April 13. It will be next year before Terney's name can be added to the state's law enforcement memorial in Oklahoma City as well as the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington, D.C.

Last week, prosecutors released a portion of Terney's dash cam video to illustrate how a seemingly normal traffic stop unfolds into a life and death struggle. At first, the suspect appears outgoing and friendly while visiting with the officer, but when Terney suspects Shepard is giving him a false name and information, Shepard takes off running into the woods.

The officer gives chase and you can hear him yelling off camera for the suspect to stop.

Officer Terney deployed his Taser on the suspect with no effect and then he gets shot before returning fire.

In filing the formal charges, District Attorney Richard Smothermon described Terney as one of the most-liked officers on the department. He said the officer had wanted to be a cop since he was 3 years old and had recently acquired a puppy, Onyx, to train as a police dog.

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.

In addition to the charges filed against Shepard, the driver of the vehicle involved in the traffic stop, Brooklyn Danielle Williams, 22, was arrested for harboring a fugitive.

She lives in Tecumseh and was reported to be in a relationship with Shepard and also aware that he had outstanding felony warrants from Okfuskee County. Smothermon said she could face additional charges in this case.

Watch for updates.