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Previous murder suspect believed to be in Big Country cleared of crime

Editor's Note: Tuesday afternoon, law enforcement put out an alert, saying Michael Moore, 34, was armed and dangerous and could be headed toward Stamford or Avoca in the Big Country. He was a suspect in a murder in Altus, Oklahoma but has since been cleared of the crime. 

ALTUS, Oklahoma (KFDX) - The original suspect in an Altus homicide Tuesday afternoon is now cleared by investigators, as another suspect is charged.
Chief Tim Murphy says 34 year old Michael Terrell Moore was identified by a witness and later named as a suspect, but he's now been cleared.

The homicide investigation began before 2 pm in the 200 block of South Jackson Street.

Police say they found a man inside a home there with a gunshot wound to the chest, and the man's 2006 white Chevy Cobalt was stolen.

Murphy says the new suspect was discovered not far from that abandoned and burned car that was found south of Cordell. 

He says Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Kiowa County Sheriff's Office and the Washita County Sheriff's Office  were involved in a vehicle pursuit and later took a man into custody after a brief manhunt.

That man is identified as 35 year old Gaylon A. Dorsey. 

Investigators believe Dorsey is the person responsible for the shooting that killed the Altus man  

Chief Murphy says Dorsey refused to cooperate with investigators, and was later booked into the Jackson County Jail on numerous felony charges along with suspicion of 1st Degree Murder.


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