Man indicted for providing weapon used in Tulsa police officer shooting

TULSA, Okla. — A Tulsa man was indicted on federal gun charges after prosecutors allege he provide the weapon used in the June shooting of two Tulsa police officers.

Jakob Garland was charged with possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking and felon in possession of firearm.

Garland is accused of giving David Ware a gun in exchange for heroin on June 19, said U.S. Attorney Trent Shores in a press conference.

Ware is accused of shooting and killing Tulsa police Sgt. Craig Johnson and wounding Officer Aurash Zarkeshan on June 29 during a traffic stop. Ware has plead not guilty in the case.

“If you are criminal and you’re in possession of a gun, then we will come after you,” said Tulsa Police Chief Wendell Franklin in a press conference Tuesday.

Garland is scheduled to be in federal court Thursday.

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