Tecumseh officer shot while chasing suspect

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Authorities say an Oklahoma police officer is in critical condition after he was shot during a traffic stop.

A community and police department are trying to move forward after losing 22-year-old Justin Terney. He was on the police force for one year, KFOR reported.

Terney stopped a vehicle with a woman driving it about 11:30 p.m. Sunday at Benson Park and Gordon Cooper, Kidney said.

Terney pulled over a auto and asked the man to get out of the vehicle.

Kidney said Terney was from Canadian and was also a volunteer firefighter.

The cop returned fire, hitting the suspect four times.

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The suspect is in the hospital after being shot by the officer.

However, police confirmed that the officer succumbed to his injuries and passed away around 9 a.m. According to CNN, both officials and citizens of the area conducted an emergency blood drive in an attempt to save Terney's life.

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Kidney said Terney, who graduated from police academy last summer, was shot several times in the "lower extremities" and underwent surgery overnight.

Oklahoma City Police Department issued a statement expressing their "most heartfelt condolences" to the family of Terney.

The suspect was also shot and was in intensive care Monday morning, Tecumseh Assistant Police Chief J.R. The suspect is listed under an unknown condition, according to KOCO. His identity has not been released at this time.

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