Saturday, July 08, 2017


by Bob Walsh

Shannon Kepler, 56, was a Tulsa, OK P.D. officer back in 2014. He was off-duty when he shot Jeremey Lake, 19, to death. This happened on a city street. Lake was in the company of Kepler's daughter, Lisa, 18. Lake and Ms. Kepler had been cohabitating for a while, since they met at a homeless shelter.

Kepler assets that he shot in self defense and that Lake was armed. Nobody else claims to have seen a gun and none was recovered.

Kepler's third trial just ended in a hung jury, 6-6. Kepler has a couple of misdemeanor convictions that have cropped up since, not related to this case.

It is unknown at this time if he will be tried a fourth time.

Kepler is White, Lake was mixed-race. That shouldn't matter, but it does.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The juries have spoken. They need to vote this D.A. out of office for throwing away good money after bad. Twice was enough. Three times was too much. I think the cop may have a basis for a civil suit against the county.