Man Accused Of Shooting, Killing Tulsa Police Officer Appears In Court


Monday, December 7th 2020, 5:17 pm


TULSA, Okla. -

The man accused of killing a Tulsa Police Officer and shooting another officer, was back in court Monday.

David Ware is facing first-degree murder and shooting with intent to kill charges, and Matthew Hall is accused of being Ware's getaway driver.

They were in court for an evidence hearing, where Ware’s and Hall’s attorneys and prosecutors discussed the exchange of evidence and information. Both sides asked for more time.

Ware has been in jail since June 29 and held without bond. Ware is accused of shooting and killing Sergeant Craig Johnson during a June traffic stop. He's also accused of shooting Officer Aurash Zarkeshan, who survived, but spent months recovering in a rehab facility.

Ware's attorney, Kevin Adams, asked a judge for the training and disciplinary records for both officers.

Adams has also asked for information about the company that made the body and dash cameras for both officers. Prosecutors agreed to provide those records.

Matthew Hall's jury trial was supposed to start January 4 but has been moved to March 1 due to COVID-19. Ware's jury is still scheduled to start on June 7.