A MANHUNT has been launched for the prime suspect in a Huddersfield shooting.
And detectives took the unusual step of releasing a photo of a man they desperately want to trace.
He is Marcus Nathaniel Rhoden, of Huddersfield. Police want to talk to the 22-year-old man about incidents in which shots were fired and which left two police officers in hospital.
Detectives have warned people not to approach Rhoden but to ring police.
The officers, both from Huddersfield, were hurt when a gun was fired at their car. The incidents took place on Thursday, November 10.
The first shots were fired at 6.05pm, when a man is believed to have fired towards a number of parked cars on Bradford Road near to its junction with Alder Street. He then got into a dark Fiat motor car and drove off.
A short time later at 7.07pm, armed officers in an unmarked vehicle drove onto Clare Hill where they saw a man produce what is believed to have been a handgun and fire it directly at their windscreen.
He then ran into an address on Clare Hill and subsequently left through the rear of the property.
One officer suffered an eye injury. He and his colleague went to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary.
He was treated and released. Both officers were treated for shock.
Police have today confirmed they want to speak to Rhoden in connection with both incidents.
He is described as a black male, six feet tall, of muscular build, with very short, cropped, black Afro hair.
He is known to have links with the Sheffield and Huddersfield areas.
If anyone has information as to Marcus's whereabouts, they can contact
police at Huddersfield CID on 01484 436685 or alternatively Crimestoppers
on 0800 555 111.
* Two men, aged 36 and 26 and both from Huddersfield, have been charged with firearms offences in connection with the incidents.