Suspect Arrested In Shooting Of Federal Officer In Phoenix


PHOENIX — A suspect has been arrested in the non-fatal shooting of a federal officer outside of a downtown Phoenix courthouse Tuesday morning, officials said.

The shooting occurred outside of the Sandra Day O’Connor U.S. Courthouse at approximately 11:30 a.m., according to a statement from Phoenix Police Department spokesperson Sgt. Ann Justus.

« One person has been transported to the hospital with non life threatening injuries, » she said.

Phoenix City Council member Sal DiCiccio, who represents District 6, tweeted that the officer was struck several times in a drive-by shooting but was wearing a bulletproof vest. DiCiccio also said the injured officer was a U.S. Marshall who was able to return fire at the car as it sped away after being shot.

« Make no mistake, this is a direct result of the extremist anti-police attacks we have seen from BLM and Antifa across the country, » he tweeted. « This insanity needs to stop. »

Phoenix police released a photo of the suspect’s car. The silver sedan was seen leaving the area near 6th Avenue and Washington Street and investigators are searching the area.

Justus said in a second statement that the ongoing investigation is being turned over to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

The FBI confirmed that a suspect had been arrested shortly after 2 p.m. The Arizona Republic reported that a large police presence near 9th Street and Polk Street was related to the shooting. The FBI declined to release additional details but said there was no threat to the public.


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