Fayetteville police seek suspect accused of shooting at officer

Courtesy, Fayetteville Police Department

Fayetteville police are asking for help locating a man accused of shooting at an officer early Tuesday.

Police said Leroy James, 36, is wanted in connection with an incident that occurred at approximately 4:42 a.m. Tuesday at 1655 N. Saddlehorn Ave. in west Fayetteville.

An officer who responded to a possible disturbance at the residence arrived to find a man yelling outside, according to Sgt. Craig Stout, a spokesman for the department. As the officer approached the home, the man fired multiple shots at the officer. The officer was not injured and quickly backed his vehicle away to a safe location. Additional officers arrived on scene, and were able to secure the residence, but the suspect was not found.

The suspect is about 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs approximately 160 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black zip-up coat, and black pants. He has a warrant for a felony parole violation and is considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information about the suspect or his location is urged to contact the Fayetteville Police Department at 479-587-3555.