Phoenix cop shot, gun-toting suspect flees on foot

Phoenix cop shot, gun-toting suspect flees on foot

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A “critical incident” has occurred in South Phoenix, resulting in an injured officer.

Details of the event are currently limited, but authorities report the officer was taken to a local hospital.

An officer from the South Mountain neighborhood was shot and taken to hospital, but there is no information on the officer’s condition yet.

The incident happened at 946 W Atlanta Ave. in Phoenix, and the suspect, who is armed with a rifle, fled on foot.

Schools in the area have been locked down and the police department is advising citizens to find shelter in place until the suspect is apprehended.

The suspect is described as a 19-20 year old Latino male, about 5ft 9in tall and weighing 200lbs, with tattoos on his face.

He was last seen wearing a white t-shirt and black sweatpants after being involved in a car accident. Agents believe he may have been spotted north of W. Atlanta St.

Nearby traffic is currently restricted.

This is a developing story that will be updated when more information becomes available.

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