Hearing set for officer charged in teen's death

Hearing set for officer charged in teen's death

CREATED Aug 19, 2014

TULSA, Okla. (AP) A Tulsa police officer charged with first-degree murder in the off-duty shooting death of his daughter's boyfriend is due in court.

Shannon Kepler was charged Monday in the Aug. 5 death of 19-year-old Jeremey Lake. He is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday.

Kepler is a 24-year-veteran police officer who's also charged with one count of shooting with intent to kill because prosecutors say he shot at his daughter during the alleged confrontation in which Lake was killed.

Kepler's wife, Gina Kepler, was not charged Monday because prosecutors said there wasn't evidence ``at this time'' to support a charge. She had been arrested on a complaint of being an accessory after the fact of murder. 

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