Fulton police shoot at suspect as he escapes

Callaway man allegedly tries to run over police officer during arrest at traffic stop

Lionel Gurley

Lionel Gurley

A man Fulton police tried to arrest and shot at as he fled is still at large.

According to a press release from the Fulton Police Department, an officer attempted to arrest Lionel Shaunta Gurley, 36, during a traffic stop at Seventh and Nichols streets in Fulton at 10:49 p.m. Thursday.

Before the arrest could be made, Gurley fled in a vehicle. While he was fleeing, he attempted to hit a police officer on Nichols Street with his vehicle, the press release stated.

The officer shot several rounds at Gurley's vehicle while retreating, the press release stated.

After a short vehicle pursuit, Gurley eluded officers.

Gurley, a black male from Callaway County, is wanted for felony charges.

Anyone with information leading to Gurley is asked to contact the Fulton Police Department at (573) 592-3100 or the Callaway County Crime Stoppers (573) 592-2474.

According to Missouri's online court records, Gurley has several pending charges related to drug possession and resisting arrest in addition to traffic-related charges.


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