David Ware

David Ware is charged with first degree murder and shooting with intent to kill for the shooting death of Tulsa Police Sergeant Craig Johnson and shooting Officer Aurash Zarkeshan during a traffic stop in 2020. Police say they issued dozens of commands that were refused before police say Ware opened fire on both officers - killing Sergeant Johnson and critically injuring Officer Zarkeshan. Ware's attorneys hope to argue the shooting was in self-defense. Ware's getaway driver, Matthew Hall, was found guilty in March 2021 on two counts of being an accessory to shooting with the intent to kill. He was sentenced to 24 years in prison. If found guilty, Ware may face the death penalty.