CLINTON, Okla. - State authorities are investigating after a suspect shot a Clinton police officer during a traffic stop.
Authorities say Capt. Mike Murley was shot twice, once in both arms, around 3 p.m. Thursday near 3rd and Hayes while searching for Alfonso Proa-Rios, the passenger in the car, who had an active warrant out for his arrest.
"While he was in this area, the subject he was looking for came out to the street and started firing on the detective," said Custer County Sheriff Kenneth Tidwell. "The detective was able to return fire. The suspect ran off and was later apprehended and taken into custody."
Although Capt. Murley returned gunfire, Rios was not struck.
Tidwell said Murley suffered two separate through-and-through gunshot wounds to each arm. He was taken to a local hospital, stabilized and later transported to an Oklahoma City hospital for treatment. He is now recovering at home, state officials said. He has served in law enforcement for 25 years.
Rios is currently in the Custer County jail.
Tidwell couldn't say what the original arrest warrant for Proa-Rios, 41, was for. However, Tidwell did say Proa-Rios is familiar to law enforcement in the area.
"The detective knew the suspect and the suspect knew the detective," he said.
OSBI agents and a crime scene unit were called in to assist in the investigation.
Agents are still searching for witnesses to the crime.
If you have any information that could help with the case, please call authorities.