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Phoenix police officer shot, wounded; suspect in custody

Phoenix officer shot and wounded
Officials said during a news briefing outside a midtown hospital that Officer Tyler Moldovan was shot at an apartment complex’s parking area while officers sought a person who had been driving erratically. Police Chief Jeri Williams said the hospital’s staff was “doing everything possible they can to save” Moldovan. AP photo.
Posted at 7:07 AM, Dec 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-14 14:57:23-05

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix police officials say a 22-year-old officer was fighting for his life Tuesday after being shot and gravely wounded.

Officials said during a news briefing outside a midtown hospital that Officer Tyler Moldovan was shot at an apartment complex’s parking area while officers sought a person who had been driving erratically. Police Chief Jeri Williams said the hospital’s staff was “doing everything possible they can to save” Moldovan.

A department spokesman said no officers fired their weapons while taking a suspect into custody. The suspect's identity wasn't released. Moldovan graduated from the police academy last year.

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