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BREAKING: Phoenix Officer Shot By Gunman

Phoenix, AZ – A 22-year-old Phoenix police officer is fighting for his life after being shot multiple times early Tuesday morning.

The attack occurred near Camelback Road and 15th Avenue shortly after 2 a.m. on Dec. 14, KNXV reported.

Officers had been called to the area due to a report of a “car doing donuts” nearby, Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams told reporters.

They were searching an apartment complex when someone opened fire on at least one of the officers, hitting him multiple times, Chief Williams said.

Additional officers were quickly able to apprehend the gunman and no officers returned fire during the attack, KNXV reported.

The wounded officer was rushed to St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, where he is fighting for his life, Chief Williams said.

She identified him as 22-year-old Phoenix Police Officer Tyler Moldovan, KNXV reported.

The young officer recently began patrolling on his own and has been with the department for approximately 18 months.

Chief Williams said medical personnel are doing everything they can to save Officer Moldovan’s life.

The suspect’s identity has not been released.

Law enforcement officers were seen gathering outside the hospital in the wake of the shooting, KNXV reported.

Police have shut down access to the area where the officer was shot as the investigation continues.

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Written by
Holly Matkin

Holly is a former probation and parole officer who is married to a sheriff’s deputy. She is a regular contributor to Signature Montana magazine, and has written feature articles for Distinctly Montana magazine.

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Written by Holly Matkin


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