Tulsa police officers in critical condition after being shot in traffic stop; fugitive suspect arrested [UPDATED]
KTUL / Tulsa Police / Tulsa County
Police investigators allege David Anthony Ware, 32, shot a sergeant and a patrol officer in their heads.

UPDATE June 30, 2020:

Sgt. Craig Johnson, a 15-year veteran of the Tulsa Police Department, succumbed Tuesday to gunshot wounds he suffered in the line of duty, Tulsa World reports.

Tulsa Police Chief Wendell Franklin said Johnson’s condition worsened Tuesday morning and that upon his death, he became an organ donor.

The Tulsa County District Attorney’s Office upgraded a criminal charge against the suspect in Johnson’s death to first-degree murder.

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June 29, 2020:

via Tulsa World:

TULSA, Okla. (TULSA WORLD) -- Tulsa Police investigators allege David Anthony Ware, 32, shot a sergeant and a patrol officer in their heads during a traffic stop for an expired tag on Monday morning in east Tulsa. Ware allegedly argued the officers were "violating his rights" about towing the vehicle due to the expired temporary tags.

Tulsa World reports Ware allegedly pulled a handgun from under his seat as the two officers attempted to remove him from the vehicle at about 3:30 a.m. He allegedly shot each officer three times, striking each in the head at least once.

"After (the sergeant) is down from being shot, Ware stands over him and fires three more times," an investigator states in the probable cause affidavit.

Ware allegedly fled the immediate area on foot, got into a red Jeep SUV and fled further. After a lengthy search and tips to police, officers located Ware at a residence. Ware surrendered when police surrounded the residence. Tulsa Police Chief Wendell Franklin said the driver of the getaway vehicle, 29-year-old Matt Hall, had been arrested after 1:15 p.m. in Broken Arrow.

Tulsa County prosecutors charged Ware early Monday morning, before his arrest, with two counts of shooting with intent to kill and possession of a firearm after a former conviction of a felony.

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