Two Tulsa police officers in critical condition after being shot; suspect on the run

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TULSA, Okla. (KFOR) – The Tulsa Police Department is searching for a man accused of shooting two police officers, leaving them in critical condition.

Officers stopped the suspect, David Ware, at 8900 E. 21st street at about 3:30 a.m. on Monday.

At one point, a scuffle ensued with the suspect, and Ware allegedly pulled a gun on the officers and fired multiple times.

Both officers were shot and are in critical condition undergoing surgery.

“I ask Oklahomans to join the First Lady and me in praying for the officers who were injured, their families and the Tulsa Police Department. This senseless attack is a reminder of the dangers our law enforcement officers face daily,” said Gov. Kevin Stitt.

The suspect fled on foot from the area and Tulsa police are actively searching for him.

Those who live in the area are urged to stay aware of the surroundings and say “if he is willing to shoot at us, he is likely willing to shoot at anyone.”

Ware is considered to be armed and dangerous.

Ware has been charged with two counts of shooting with intent to kill, possession of a firearm after a felony conviction, and accessory to a felony.

If you know his whereabouts, call 911 immediately.

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