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Phoenix Cop Recovering from Shooting

January 07, 2013  | 

A Phoenix Police officer remains in stable condition, after he was shot Sunday night in a gunfight with a bicycle rider.

Officer Peter Bennett, 36, suffered life-threatening injuries after he was shot three times in the head, abdomen, and arm. Three other rounds struck his ballistic vest. Officer Bennett was shot while patrolling a central-north Phoenix neighborhood.

The officer had approached the 28-year-old suspect who was wearing dark clothes and a backpack. The suspect ignored the officer's commands, removed the backpack, and then fled. The officer was shot during a foot pursuit, reports KTVK.

Officer Bennett returned fire, hitting the suspect twice. Police later found the man in a shed. He will be arrested following medical treatment, reports the Arizona Republic.

Tags: Phoenix PD, Officer Involved Shootings, Manhunts, Trauma Care


Comments (6)

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Arturo Ramos @ 1/7/2013 5:23 PM

On Behalf of the San Luis Police Department our prayers go out to Officer Bennett and to his family. Your are a heroe and should be recognized.

RICHARD ISAACS @ 1/7/2013 6:23 PM

IT IS UNFORTUNATE THERE IS A LIVE HUMAN TO PLACE ON TRIAL.

john@IA retired @ 1/7/2013 6:33 PM

I wish you a speedy recovery Officer Bennett.

Chuck @ 1/7/2013 8:11 PM

Godspeed brother, im praying for you

Marshal @ 1/8/2013 8:22 AM

Prayers for the Officer and his family. Not to sound insensitive but I think the officer's family should sue the suspect and the suspect's family for all medical bills and more. The suspect and his family would do it to the officer if they aren't already planning to.

Bob@Az. @ 1/8/2013 9:43 AM

Marshal, Great idea. Lets hope that happens. Blues, stay safe.

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