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Slain Oklahoma officer was new recruit, aspiring canine cop

A 22-year-old officer and new recruit died Monday after a shootout with a man who fled a traffic stop in central Oklahoma, police said.

Officer Justin Terney, who had only graduated from the police academy last summer, was shot several times late Sunday and died after undergoing surgery overnight, Tecumseh Assistant Police Chief J.R. Kidney said.

"He was a very young officer, just getting a start," Kidney said. "He was taken way too soon."

The man who fired on Terney was also shot multiple times. Kidney said he was in a hospital's intensive care unit Monday morning. Police have not released his identity.

Terney pulled over a vehicle about...

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