Law enforcement officials in Livingston County continue to search for 49-year-old David Clyde Morgan.
The Wilmington, North Carolina man pulled a gun on an officer during a routine traffic stop in the Town of Geneseo, according to Livingston County Sheriff’s deputies.
The alleged incident happened Wednesday night on Route 63 near Dewey Hill in the Town of Geneseo.
Deputies say Morgan pulled a gun out and pointed it at the officer.
“Our preliminary report does not have the suspect firing. It does have him pointing a gun directly at the officer. And the officer, our preliminary report, shows that he did fire,” says Livingston County Sheriff Tom Dougherty.
Morgan was in the car with a woman according to police. She has not been identified, but Dougherty says she is in custody and will face charges.
No gun has been recovered and law enforcement says Morgan should be considered armed and dangerous.
As a precaution, classes ad activities at SUNY Geneseo were canceled Thursday.
Classes will resume as usual Friday.
Morgan pleaded guilty to drug conspiracy in 2002 and was released from federal prison in March 2017.
“We believe that the reason he escalated this so quickly is because he did believe that he had a federal warrant and was going to be going back to prison,” says Dougherty.
It’s unclear whether or not a warrant for Morgan actually exists.
Anyone with information on Morgan’s whereabouts should call 844-LCSO-TIP or 911.