Our officer from yesterday's shooting remains in critical condition. We thank the community for their outpouring of support.— Phoenix Police (@phoenixpolice) May 19, 2016
My heart remains hopeful, my prayers are with my brother in blue, his wife and his family. His Police family remains strong. Please pray.— James Holmes (@PPDPIOJames) May 19, 2016
My thoughts & prayers are with the Phoenix PD officer shot this afternoon. 🙏🏻— Mark Brnovich (@GeneralBrnovich) May 18, 2016
SkyFox video shows police surrounding a home near the shooting scene where a dark colored van has a back window shot out. A tactical team searched the vehicle and found the suspect dead.
Late Wednesday afternoon Chief Yahner gave an update; the injured officer is a 12 year veteran with the department, is 35-years-old, and has a wife and two young children.
"He is in extremely critical condition... he is fighting for his life," said Chief Joe Yahner.
Phoenix Police sent a helicopter to bring the injured family to the hospital. Over 200 officers were seen inside or outside the hospital where the officer was taken.
This will be the 6th person in law enforcement shot in the last several weeks. (2 CPD, 1 MCSO, 2 PPD, and now 1 PPD).— FOX 10 Phoenix (@FOX10Phoenix) May 18, 2016
#BREAKING: Skyfox heading to the area of 48th Ave and Baseline for a shooting w/ 2 confirmed victims. Hearing police involved.— jonathan roy (@JRFox10) May 18, 2016