Fox 23 reports a man is in custody after two police officers were shot during a traffic stop in east Tulsa early Monday morning.
Tulsa police say a man shot two of their officers during the stop around 3:30 a.m. near 21st and Memorial.
Officer Aurash Zarkeshan pulled David Anthony Ware over after seeing his car with a paper tag that had expired, according to court documents.
Tulsa Police Sergeant Craig Johnson stopped to back Zarkeshan up.
Zarkeshan told Ware to get out of the car because it was going to be towed, but police say Ware refused.
Police say Johnson tried to use his taser before Ware grabbed it and Johnson pepper-sprayed him while trying to get him out of the car.
Ware then reached under his seat for a gun and fired three times at the two officers, according to the affidavit.
Johnson was shot in his head and body.
Zarkeshan was shot in his head, upper body, and lower body.
Documents say Ware stood over Johnson after he’d been hit and shot him three more times.
Both officers were taken to the hospital where they are in critical condition.
Police searched for several hours before finding David Anthony Ware who they say shot the officers and ran away.
Officers found him at a home near 31st and Garnett.
Police say a second person wanted in connection to the search is also in custody.
Ware has a history.
Officers said Monday they’re familiar with Ware.
2017 – Ware is arrested and booked into Tulsa County Jail in connection to drug and burglary charges.