Nogales, AZ – A Nogales Police Department officer was shot on Friday after responding to a carjacking. Numerous videos have surfaced of people who responded to the aftermath by filming the officer in his patrol car.
The incident started Friday at around 3 p.m. in the Mesa Verde Drive area when an officer was responding to a report of a carjacking, according to Nogales International.
The officer saw the suspect vehicle fleeing the area and initiated a traffic stop.
Shots were fired during the traffic stop, leaving the officer critically injured. The suspect fled from the scene.
UPDATE: The officer has died.
Videos have surfaced on social media which appear to show people rush in to video the critically injured officer in his patrol car.
The videos are extremely disturbing. We will not be posting the videos.
The officer’s patrol car had numerous gunshot holes in the windshield, both driver’s side windows shot out, and the passenger side window shot out, as well as bulletholes in the car’s body.
The officer was airlifted to Tuscon in critical condition.
Officers located the suspect and a pursuit started which involved another gunfight and two more carjackings before the suspect was taken into custody near Mariposa Manor Trailer Park, according to Nogales International.
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