Tulsa, OK – Two Tulsa police officers were shot early on Monday morning and police are searching for the gunman.
UPDATE: The suspect has been captured.
The incident occurred at about 3:30 a.m. on Jun 29 at 21st and Memorial, KOKH reported.
Tulsa police said that officers stopped the suspect’s vehicle for a traffic violation and the suspect, later identified as David Ware, opened fire on them, KOKI reported.
Police said Ware fled after shooting the officers, and a manhunt is underway.
JUST IN: TPD says it’s looking for David Ware, who is the suspect in the shooting of two Tulsa police officers near 21st and I-44. Police say both officers are in critical condition and in surgery right now. @NewsOn6 pic.twitter.com/9tpMGJlwtR
— Joseph Holloway (@a_cupof_JOE) June 29, 2020
They said Ware should be considered “armed and dangerous,” KOKI reported.
“We advise anybody in this area to please be very aware of what’s going on at their house, around their house, in their backyard,” an officer told KOKI. “He clearly has no problem shooting at police officers so he will have no problem shooting at civilians as well.”
Both wounded officers were transported to the hospital and taken into surgery.
Police sources said that one of the wounded was a sergeant, and the other graduated from the police academy less than a year ago, according to KOKI.
Both officers are in critical condition.
Tulsa police have asked people to avoid the area while the search for Ware is conducted, KOKI reported.
🚨🚨 Officers Shot – Suspect on the loose 🚨🚨
Suspect – David Ware ***ARMED AND DANGEROUS***
Officers stopped the suspect at 8900 E. 21st street at about 3:30 AM, a scuffle ensued with the suspect, Ware pulled a gun on the officers and fired multiple times…. pic.twitter.com/4mzeDx3uEG
— Tulsa Police (@TulsaPolice) June 29, 2020
Tulsa Police are still searching for David Anthony Ware, the man who shot two police officers early this morning. Many folks in the Tulsa area got this emergency alert on their phones just a few minutes ago.
Please call 911 if you see him. He’s considered armed & dangerous. pic.twitter.com/OnGpde68J3
— Stephen Nehrenz (@StephenNehrenz) June 29, 2020
OFFICERS SHOT: Tulsa Police say 2 officers were shot during a traffic stop this morning near 21st & I-44. Both officers are currently in surgery in critical condition. pic.twitter.com/5w2IFZv1uY
— Jas-504 (@AdirondackJas) June 29, 2020
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