Wounded Tulsa Officer Returns to Work
Officer Aurash Zarkeshan of the Tulsa Police Department was able to return to light duty yesterday after recovering from a gunshot wound. After only 6 months on the road solo, Zarkeshan was gunned down during a traffic stop gone wrong.
Zarkeshan was shot in the East Tulsa area after stopping suspect David Ware and his accomplice Matthew Hall. Sergeant Craig Johnson, who was also on the call on June 29th of this year was also shot, however, did not survive the attack after both officers were shot in the head in the confrontation.
The return to work for Zarkeshan caps almost four months of hard work by the officer in rehabilitation as he returns to the Tulsa Police Department in a light-duty capacity.
Ware and his accomplice Hall, have both pled not guilty to the capital murder charge in the murder of Johnson and the attempted murder of Zarkeshan. They are expected to face trial on multiple felony charges in 2021.