Suspect in custody after Clinton police detective shot

CLINTON, Okla. - A Clinton man is in custody after he allegedly shot a police detective who was searching for him.

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, 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."

Alfonso Rios

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.

Proa-Rios is currently in the Custer County jail.

Clinton police detective injured after shooting

"(Murley) was able to return fire. I don't know how many shots were fired between the two, but I understand that the officer was able to empty his weapon," Tidwell said of the long-time Clinton police officer and head of the department's detective division.

Tidwell couldn't say what the 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."

Investigators worked the crime scene late into the evening, bringing flood lights in to illuminate the intersection criss-crossed with crime scene tape and yellow evidence markers on the ground surrounding a black SUV.

OSBI agents and a crime scene unit were called in to assist in the investigation.

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