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Phoenix Police Officer Dies After Shootout

March 03, 2014  | 

One Phoenix police officer is dead and another is in critical condition after a shootout that killed a man wanted on a felony warrant, reports myfoxphoenix.com.

Phoenix Police Chief Daniel Garcia announced that one of the officers in the fugitive apprehension team died a few hours after the Monday afternoon shooting near 43rd Avenue and Bethany Home Road.

His name wasn't immediately released but Garcia says the man was a 21-year veteran.  The other officer is a nine-year veteran. Garcia says that officer is fighting for his life.  The officers' names have not been released.

"At this point, this is an ongoing investigation.. the information we have right now is we have two detectives were attempting to make an arrest of a known subject that had a felony warrant. As they were trying to apprehend him, he pulled out a weapon and fired at our detectives. Our detectives did return fire, the suspect is down, deceased here at the scene. Our two detectives were injured and were shot during this exchange of gunfire," said Assistant Police Chief Sandra Renteria.

Related:

2 Officers Shot in Phoenix; 1 Suspect Dead


Comments (6)

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Jp @ 3/3/2014 5:56 PM

RIP brother we are praying for you and your family. We are also praying for the other officer, keep fighting we are praying for your recovery. Both of these officers are heroes

Charles @ 3/3/2014 6:14 PM

My prayers go out to the family.

JW @ 3/3/2014 7:42 PM

RIP Brother Gods Speed to the other Hero fighting for his life his family and the Department

Steven Ross @ 3/3/2014 8:08 PM

There is no greater ded then to lay ones life down for another. May the Lord bless you and keep you during your recovery and throughout your mourning period. In Christ's Love. Steve Ross Retired SE District HP

LC @ 3/4/2014 3:50 AM


RIP brother we are praying for you and your family. We are also praying for the other detective, keep fighting we are praying for your recovery.

Phil Indelicato @ 3/5/2014 4:17 PM

Your watche is over brother you've been called home we will pick it up from here rest in peace my brother my prayers go out to your family Phil

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