TWO police officers were shot in an ambush after towing a car early Sunday morning.
According to law enforcement, the pair attempted to dodge a car for an unspecified traffic violation after it had made its first run at around 1 a.m.
Police said a man standing on the side of the road shot at them as they pulled over.
“It looks like the officers were shot by someone lurking in the dark, literally trying to catch our officers,” Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams said at a news conference. .
The driver of the stopped vehicle said he abandoned the vehicle and tried to run away, but was eventually detained for questioning.
While the driver was taken into custody, the shooter was still large. The police have encouraged residents avoid area as the scene is still active.
Both officers are expected to survive their injuries following the shooting.
An officer was hospitalized after being shot in the wrist, according to officials.
The employee in the driver’s seat was slightly injured by the flying glass.
This is the seventh Phoenix officer shot and 12th injured in the line of duty in the past three months.
“This kind of violence in our community and for police officers cannot become the new normal.”
The identities of the victims have not yet been released, nor is the identity of the suspect being questioned.
The investigation is still ongoing.
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