GENESEO — Authorities say they're still searching for a convicted drug dealer after a police officer fired a shot at him during a traffic stop in western New York.
Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty says a Geneseo police officer stopped a car with North Carolina plates on Wednesday.
The sheriff says a man identified as David Clyde Morgan of Wilmington, North Carolina, pointed a weapon. The officer fired in response before the man fled. A woman in the car also ran but was caught.
Police cleared acres of fields and wooded areas with zero sightings of Morgan, who was last observed going into a cornfield.
Classes at the nearby State University of New York at Geneseo were cancelled as a precaution.
Federal records show Morgan pleaded guilty in 2002 to drug conspiracy. He was released from prison in March 2017.
Sheriff Dougherty reported Thursday evening that Morgan's female passenger was arraigned on charges in Livingston County Court.
The search for Morgan continued Thursday night with roving ground patrols. If you spot him, call 911 immediately or 844.LCSO.TIP.