July 19, 2018 06:43 AM
Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty identified the suspect who pulled a gun on an officer during a traffic stop in Geneseo.
David Clyde Morgan of Wilmington, North Carolina is still at large as of 5:00 a.m. Thursday morning.
Police say he is armed and dangerous. Morgan is a white male, 5'9", 200 lbs. He was last seen wearing a grey hoodie, grey baseball cap, and blue jeans.
Earlier on Wednesday, the suspect was driving a car with out-of-state plates with a female passenger inside.
They were heading south on Route 63 when they were pulled over for a traffic stop. That's when police say the man pulled a gun on the officer before fleeing on foot.
Preliminary reports revealed that the officer fired his gun.
The female passenger that was in the car with him retreated to the police car during the altercation and is currently in custody.
Livingston County Sheriff Dougherty tweeted out a picture that was taken of the suspect moments before a routine traffic stop quickly turned dangerous.
This is our suspect. He is armed and dangerous. He was last scene on foot at Route 63 south of Route 20a in the Town of Geneseo. He is described as appx 5’9 and appx 200lbs. Please call 844.LCSO.TIP with any information or 911 immediately if you believe you have spotted him. pic.twitter.com/DKdJNPmVzT— Sheriff Thomas J. Dougherty (@theLivCoSheriff) July 19, 2018
The sheriff says the man then took off into the cornfield and hasn't been seen since. The thick brush is making the hunt difficult.
Around 100 officers are on scene, along with air support and K-9's.
Nearby homes have been evacuated while all others are warned to stay inside, keep doors closed and eyes open.
If you see a person matching the previous description you are asked to call the Livingston County Emergency Communications Center (911) or University Police at 585-245-5222.
News10NBC's Beth Cefalu was in Geneseo Wednesday evening tracking the story.
Here you can see police staged all down Cuylerville Road in Geneseo as the search continues for a suspect who allegedly shot at an officer during traffic stop. @news10nbc @nyspolice @LivCoSheriffs pic.twitter.com/JXzOESKNPD— beth cefalu (@whec_bcefalu) July 18, 2018
Updated: July 19, 2018 06:43 AM
Created: July 18, 2018 06:25 PM
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