TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Dozens of Tulsa residents called for forgiveness and healing more than a week after a 19-year-old was fatally shot by an off-duty police officer.
Friday afternoon's rally for Jeremey Lake took place near the highway overpass where he was confronted and shot by a police officer after he saw the victim walking with his daughter.
The policeman, Shannon Kepler, was arrested on a complaint of first-degree murder. His wife, Gina Kepler — also a police officer — was arrested on a complaint of accessory to murder after the fact.
Many who gathered at the site didn't even know Lake, but turned out to pray for him as well as the accused officers and their grieving families.
At one point, the attendees held hands in a circle and sang "Amazing Grace."