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Shots Fired at Phoenix Officer During Traffic Stop

August 24, 2015  | 

Authorities are searching for leads in a traffic stop turned dangerous when two suspects opened fire on a Phoenix police officer in west Phoenix, a police spokesman said.

According to Phoenix police spokesman Sgt. Vince Lewis, the officer attempted to stop a white sedan that was traveling at an excessive rate of speed near 67th and Minnezona avenues at about 3 a.m. The vehicle's two unidentified occupants opened fire and fled the scene, Lewis said.

The officer was not struck in the shooting, but his vehicle was hit numerous times, AZCentral.com reports.


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kevCopAz @ 8/24/2015 11:46 AM

Come on Vince, why were you doing your job and doing OV activity when you know that you were "hunting and victimizing a poor unfortunate maybe some day would get a job and go to college" driver and probably profiling. Seems a win win, you were not hurt and you didn't have to shoot a thug and go thru all the things that would entail!. You should know better, no OV activity, take a radio call (or NOT since you are a Supervisor ha ha) and just slide by, thats what the public seems to wish for. Until things change and we in PD have the backing of the general public again thats the way a smart cop is playing it right now. here in Phx its much better then back east and we generally do have the public's backing, but Im sure the media will try and change that to sell more papers and air time. Thanks for not giving them the chance. Sad how things have chanced .

Jon Retired LEO @ 8/24/2015 3:33 PM

Our troops are safer in Afganistan than our Police Officers are here at home. Traffic Stops are turning into battle grounds for our officers. Guess the President should turn another 50 loose from prison and add to the turmoil.

[email protected] @ 8/24/2015 8:18 PM

kev, once again your dead on. Just wait for the "Republic" to do the story on how this nasty old Police Officer profiled them and insisted on having them shoot at his squad just so he could enjoy the media hype. Wonder when the DOI ( dept. of Injustice) will step in? Blues, Stay Safe.

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