Boy, 17, armed with assault rifle, is arrested ‘for shooting troopers in Arizona’ during third assault on police officers in a week
- Hispanic 17-year-old boy was arrested in Phoenix for opening fire on two Arizona Department of Public Safety troopers
- Officers fired back and were not injured in the shooting
- DPS is looking for getaway driver and rushed away from the scene
- The incident comes less than 48 hours after someone fired at a police officer driving a patrol car in Suffolk, Virginia
- On Saturday, two Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies were shot and wounded while sitting in their car in Compton
Authorities in Arizona have arrested a 17-year-old boy suspected of opening fire on two troopers this morning, the third time law enforcement officials have been attacked in the space of a week.
According to an official statement, two Arizona Department of Public Safety officers were in an unmarked vehicle near 37th Avenue and Portland Street in Phoenix on Thursday at around 9 a.m. when a silver sedan pulled up and honked.
A passenger exited the vehicle brandishing an assault rifle and fired shots at the troopers, who fired back, according to DPS.
Law enforcement officials on Thursday arrested a 17-year-old boy accused of shooting two Arizona Department of Public Safety troopers in Phoenix
The troopers were in their unmarked vehicle on Thursday morning when the teenager, armed with an assault rifle, stepped out of a silver sedan and opened fire.
A bullet hole is seen in the windshield of a vehicle after the shooting; both troops escaped unharmed
The soldiers were not injured in the attack Azfamily.com.
Officers were able to arrest the suspected gunman, who was described as a 17-year-old Spanish man. The assault rifle used in the shooting was recovered on the spot.
DPS is looking for the flight controller, who fled during the shooting. He was last seen wearing a silver four-door Infiniti with modified wheels and a temporary number plate.
Anyone with information about the vehicle or suspect is asked to call 911 immediately.
DPS is looking for the driver of this silver Infiniti. The vehicle sped off the scene after the 17-year-old exited the vehicle from the passenger side
Thursday’s attack on troopers in Arizona occurred less than 48 hours after an unknown suspect fired three rounds at a moving patrol car in Suffolk, Virginia.
The officer escaped unharmed. As of tonight, no arrests have been made in that incident.
Three days earlier, two Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies were sitting in their vehicle outside the Compton Metro station when an armed suspect walked up to the cruiser and opened fire.
Both deputies were shot to the head and torso by gunshots, but are expected to survive.
Less than 48 hours earlier, a police officer from Suffolk, Virginia was shot at three times by a passing motorist
On Saturday, a man approached a Los Angeles County sheriff’s patrol vehicle and shot two deputies sitting inside (pictured)
One of the officers, 31-year-old ex-librarian Claudia Apolinar, was able to offer assistance to her injured 24-year-old partner and ask for help, despite heavy bleeding from a gunshot wound to the jaw.
There is a massive manhunt for the shooter in that shooting. A reward of $ 200,000 is offered for information leading to an arrest.
The Compton shooting caused outrage when bystanders were filmed mocking the bloody officers on the scene.
Videos of malicious people lashing out at the injured deputies infuriated critics who said the shooting was the result of a wave of anti-police sentiment sparked by a turbulent summer of anti-police violence rallies fueled by a series of shootings targeting black people. men and women.