Two police officers in Tulsa, Oklahoma, were shot and critically wounded on the city's east side Monday morning and police arrested the suspected gunman following a more than seven-hour search, authorities said.
David Anthony Ware, 32, was arrested about 10: 45 a. m., said Capt. Richard Meulenberg.
Police had been searching for Ware since about 3: 30 a. m. after he allegedly shot two officers during a traffic stop. The officers — Sgt. Craig Johnson and rookie officer Aurash Zarkeshan — remained in critical condition Monday afternoon and were “fighting for their lives, ” said Police Chief Wendell Franklin.
Zarkeshan had been on patrol for less than six weeks after graduating from the police academy in the spring, Franklin said.
The two officers were attempting to remove Ware from the vehicle, and one officer had already deployed a Taser and pepper spray in an attempt to get him out.
“When they were able to get the driver out of the vehicle, the driver produced a handgun and fired multiple rounds, " Franklin said.
A motive for the shooting was unclear and Ware had no known bias toward police, Meulenberg said.
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