A preliminary hearing is scheduled in Pottawatomie County District Court today for two suspects charged in the murder of Tecumseh Police Officer Justin Terney.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled in Pottawatomie County District Court today for two suspects charged in the murder of Tecumseh Police Officer Justin Terney.

Terney was shot during a traffic stop on March 26 and died the next morning from his wounds.

Byron Shepard, 36, who remains jailed without bond on a charge of first-degree murder, and Brooklyn Danielle Williams, 23, who is charged with second-degree murder, are both scheduled for the hearing today.

Shepard was Williams’ passenger on the night of a March 26 traffic stop. 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.

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 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. 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, 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.

During a preliminary hearing, the judge will hear evidence to determine if there is enough evidence for their cases to proceed to trial.

Watch for updates.