Suspect Arrested In Shooting Of Federal Officer In Phoenix

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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.

Source: https://patch.com/arizona/phoenix/breaking-federal-officer-shot-outside-downton-phoenix-courthouse

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