Manhunt underway for man accused of pointing gun at Geneseo Police officer
Geneseo, N.Y. - Livingston County Sheriff's deputies and other members of law enforcement have launched a massive manhunt after they say a convicted felon fled a traffic stop in Geneseo after pulling a handgun on a police officer.
Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty identified the suspect as David Clyde Morgan, 49, of Wilmington, North Carolina.
Sheriff Dougherty said Morgan has a violent history with past weapons charges, and has spent time in prison. Officials say he is on federal probation after serving 15 years in prison for conspiring to sell methamphetamines. Morgan was released in June 2017.
On Thursday night, deputies blocked off an area near Route 63 in Geneseo.
Investigators say they are unsure why Morgan was here. They believe Morgan took off because he felt like he had a warrant out for his arrest.
A woman was taken into custody after the Thursday night traffic stop. Morgan's relationship to her is unclear, and she is said to be cooperating in the investigation.
Sheriff Dougherty said she would be arraigned Thursday night.
Local authorities are working with U.S. Marshals and officials in North Carolina.
Again, Morgan is considered armed and dangerous.
Police warn not to approach him, but instead call 911 immediately if you spot him or have any information on this case.
According to Livingston County Sheriff Tom Dougherty, a Geneseo Police officer was conducting a traffic stop on Route 63 Wednesday afternoon. During the traffic stop, Morgan got out of the vehicle, and pulled out a handgun.
Dougherty said there was "some type of exchange" between the officer and suspect. He said there was gunfire, but would not elaborate if it came from the suspect or officer. The officer was not hurt in the exchange.
A woman who was also in the vehicle attempted to run away but was later taken into custody, according to police. Morgan reportedly escaped.
A perimeter was set up in the area, although Dougherty said he could not say for certain if the man is still in the area.
At this point, Dougherty says the man is considered armed and dangerous, and he is asking citizens to stay indoors, away from the scene.
The man is described as 5'9" and about 200 pounds. He was last known to be wearing a gray hoodie or long-sleeved shirt, blue jeans and a gray ball cap. Police believe he is now clean-shaven.
Again, the sheriff is asking for citizens to remain indoors.
Dougherty says anyone who may have home surveillance video or images of a man matching the suspect's description to get in contact with law enforcement.
The sheriff says there is no word yet on the man's identity. The woman who was in the vehicle is reportedly being interviewed by investigators.
Members of several law enforcement divisions, including the Livingston County Sheriff's Office, the New York State Police, the Geneseo Police Department and the Monroe County Sheriff's Office are at the scene.
As of Thursday morning, law enforcement agencies have blocked off the intersection of Route 20A and Route 63 as they search the area for Morgan.
SUNY Geneseo cancelled classes on Thursday due to the manhunt. The school said classes would resume at 8 a.m. Friday.
13WHAM will provide updates as they become available.