Former Tulsa officer accused of murder leaves court to find house on fire

By: Eddie Randle

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TULSA, Okla. - Quick facts:

  • Shannon Kepler's house caught fire Monday while he was in court.
  • Kepler is accused of shooting and killing his daughter's boyfriend in 2014.
  • Investigators are looking into the fire.

 

Firefighters responded to a fire at Shannon Kepler's home Monday.

The home near 125th East Avenue caught fire around 2 p.m., while Kepler was in court.

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Kepler, a former Tulsa police officer, is accused of shooting and killing his daughter's boyfriend.

Monday, a judge rejected a move to reduce Kepler's sentences for reckless conduct with a firearm.

FOX23 was there when Kepler showed up to find crews fighting the fire at his home.

Investigators say the fire does not appear to be suspicious.

The kitchen received significant damage, but fire spread to the attic as well.

Kepler's dog was killed in the fire.

Fire officials say Kepler will likely be out of the house for about a week.

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