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Jamal Johnson, charged with six felony counts related to the February 2013 shooting of Lawton Police Department Sgt. Eric Weatherly, sits at the defense table Tuesday in a Comanche County District Court courtroom.The state concluded its case, and jurors will begin their deliberations following closing arguments this morning.

Cop shooting trial nearing conclusion

Jurors to weigh culpability of man who fled crime scene

The state finished presenting evidence Tuesday in the trial for one of two men charged in connection with the shooting of a Lawton Police Department officer last year, but jurors will not deliberate until today. 

Defense attorney Craig Hoehns did not contest much of the physical evidence or eyewitness testimony presented to the court detailing events leading up to LPD Sgt. Eric Weatherly being shot the morning of Feb. 27, 2013, largely because the evidence was clear his client didn't shoot anyone.

Weatherly, who has since recovered from his wound and returned to patrol duty, testified Johnson was with Demetrius Miller  accused of actually shooting Weatherly  when the officer apprehended the pair behind a business in the 2700 block of Northwest Atlanta Avenue as part of a burglary investigation.

Johnson told Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation agents during a recorded interview the same story  he had already abandoned his friend by the time shots were fired. 

"[...] I know someone got shot, but I didn't have nothing to do with that," Johnson said during the interview. "I didn't shoot no gun, I just ran."

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