A Phoenix police officer was shot and wounded Thursday morning. Her condition has not been released.
The Phoenix Law Enforcement Association (PLEA) says the officer was rushed into surgery at HonorHealth Deer Valley Medical Center. The extent of her injuries is still unclear. The officer, who has 24 years with the department, also has a spouse who also is a Phoenix police officer. “This is a family of public servants to our community,” Williams said.
Police have found the vehicle of the suspect wanted in the shooting. Authorities are looking for Nicholas Cody Cowan. He is described as a white man, 35 years old, 6 feet tall, 215 pounds. Cowan was seen wearing a black hat, white shirt, and black shorts. He has tattoos on his neck and could be possibly bleeding. They are asking anyone who sees Cowan to call 911 immediately and not approach the suspect, Arizona Family reports.
Phoenix police are working with the Arizona Department of Public Safety to issue a “blue alert.” According to the U.S. Department of Justice, an emergency alert can be issued when a person “poses an imminent and credible threat to law enforcement.”