Arizona

Mar 3, 2014 5:59 PM

Phoenix officer killed, 1 injured in shootout

PHOENIX - An officer who was shot by a suspect has died from his injuries.

Authorities say the two Phoenix police officers were in critical condition after being wounded ina shootout with a suspect, who died at the scene.

Assistant Police Chief Sandra Renteria says the two officers with a fugitive apprehension team that were trying to arrest a known fugitive Monday afternoon.

As they were trying to arrest the suspect, he pulled a gun and a shootout occurred.

The names of the wounded officers aren't immediately available.

The shootings occurred near a title loan business near 43rd Avenue and Bethany Home.

The intersection currently is blocked off with nearly a dozen police vehicles and at least three passenger cars that appear to have been involved in a crash.

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