Manhunt underway for Wilmington man accused of pulling gun on NY officer

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Police have named the suspect they’re looking for Wednesday night as 49-year-old David Clyde Morgan, from Wilmington, N.C.

Sheriff Deputies say Morgan does have a violent past and is considered armed and dangerous.

Sheriff Tom Dougherty says it appears Morgan pointed a gun at the Geneseo Police Officer, and that officer fired his gun. The Sheriff stressing that information is very preliminary, and they are still gathering more details through their investigation.

The woman who was also in the car, is not being charged at this time, but is being questioned by police.

UPDATE 9:30 P.M.:

Police say a car with a North Carolina license plate was traveling South on Route 63 in Geneseo around 7:45 when it was pulled over.

Police say a male and female were in the car, when the male, at some point, stepped out of the vehicle and pulled a handgun on the officer and there was gunfire exchanged.

The woman in the car attempted to flee, but was taken into custody.

Police are considering the man to be armed and dangerous. They say he was last seen in jeans and a long-sleeve gray shirt with a gray baseball hat.

Those living nearby the area are being asked to lock their doors and stay inside while an investigation continues.

Anyone with information is asked to call 844.LCSO.TIP or 911.

ORIGINAL STORY:

Police are searching for a man who allegedly pulled a weapon on an officer during a traffic stop.

Livingston County Sheriff’s Deputies and NY State Police are searching a cornfield along Rt. 63 in Geneseo for the man.  A helicopter is also assisting the investigation. 

According to police, no one was injured in the incident.

Traffic in the area is being rerouted. 

The Livingston County courthouse was placed under locked down shortly after 6 p.m. on Wednesday.

This is a developing story. News 8 has a crew on scene.

Check back for updates. 

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