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Police looking for armed and dangerous suspect who shot officer, $5K award

Police have issued a public safety alert
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Posted at 4:18 PM, Apr 14, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-15 11:39:04-04

TUCSON, Ariz. — The Phoenix Police Department is looking for a man involved in a shooting which injured an officer.

Law enforcement began looking for him Thursday morning, using a 2012 light blue Toyota Prius as their main lead.

A couple of hours later just after 1 p.m., police found the car alone and identified the suspect as Nicholas Cody Cowan, 35.

Officers have since asked for statewide help in bringing him to justice.

Cowan is described as a white male, 6’0’’, 215 pounds and wearing a black hat, white t-shirt, and black shorts with tattoos on his neck.

Police say he might show signs of bleeding.

If anyone sees Cowan, do not approach him. Please call 911.

Phoenix police also say the officer involved is in stable condition after having surgery to remove the bullet.

Nonprofit SilentWitness is offering a $5,000 reward for anyone with information leading to Cowan's arrest.

Please call (480)-WITNESS or (480)-TESTIGO for Spanish. Calls remain anonymous.

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