Arizona Police Officer Fatally Shot

A Glendale, Ariz. police officer was shot Friday night and died from his injuries early Saturday, reports the Tucson Citizen.

Officer Brad Jones, 27, was accompanying a probation officer to a meeting with a convict, when the probationer pulled out a gun, struck Jones and fled, the paper reports.

Jones was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix, where he died at about 1 a.m. Saturday. He had been with the Glendale Police Department for about four years, and is survived by his wife and two young children.

Officers immediately pursued the suspect, 20-year-old Ryan Heisler, and apprehended him after an exchange of gunfire that left him in critical condition, the paper reports.

 

 

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