Suspect in shooting of police officer identified

There is new information coming out from the shooting of a Phoenix Police officer on Wednesday.
The officer was shot several times during a traffic stop; he survived, but police say he's facing a long road to recovery.
The 40-year-old officer has been an officer for eight years; his identity hasn't been released.
Wednesday's traffic stop started like any other, but it ended with the officer being shot in the hip, arm, and chest. Now authorities say that officer may never get movement back in his hand.
26-year-old Michael Rogers faced a judge Thursday; he's accused of shooting the officer three times during the traffic stop and then speeding off. The motive, according to court documents he didn't want to go to jail. Rogers reportedly had an outstanding warrant for shoplifting.
The officer's injuries were read aloud in court. "His bicep was shattered, and is currently unable to move his fingers and is expected to have an extensive recovery period."
Phoenix Police say Rogers license plate led them to his apartment where they saw another man leaving with a backpack and black box. That person, when interviewed, admitted that he and his girlfriend were inside the car during the shooting and that Rogers was at the couple's apartment just one block away from the crime scene.
Court documents say that person told police he was picking up money and drugs for Roger's planned getaway. Rogers was hiding out inside the apartment for about 12 hours, where he watched the news and found out the officer survived.
A neighbor took video as officers closed in on Rogers.
"When he did come out they handcuffed him and politely took him to the car, and that was it," said Jim Nelms.
Rogers now faces charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and unlawful flight from law enforcement. The judge set a bond at $1 million.





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