A Phoenix officer is reportedly in stable condition following a Thursday morning shooting and the suspect is now the target of a statewide manhunt and Blue Alert.
The officer has not been identified. She is reportedly a 24-year veteran of the Phoenix PD who is married to a fellow Phoenix officer.
The suspect has been identified by officials as Nicholas Cody Cowan, 35. He is described by police about 6 feet tall and 215 pounds. He has tattoos on his neck, AZCentral reports.
Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams said Officers on Thursday morning were responding to a domestic violence call at a gas station in the area when the shooting occurred. It's unclear when exactly on Thursday morning the incident occurred.
A woman told police she left her home and went to the gas station to talk to police because "she was afraid of the confrontation that might occur," Williams said.
While the woman was speaking with police, a man drove into the parking lot and fired multiple rounds at officers, Williams said. The man had "some sort of romantic relationship" with the woman, Phoenix police spokesperson Sgt. Andy Williams later said at the news conference.
One of the officers was hit by gunfire and another officer returned fire as the man drove away, Williams said.
It's unknown if the suspect was wounded in the exchange of gunfire. But officials believe he may be bleeding.