Federal officer shot in drive-by shooting in Phoenix

by Joel Abbott · Sep 16th, 2020 12:34 pm

Last Updated Sep 18th, 2020 at 10:28 pm

The FBI has arrested a suspect in connection with a drive-by shooting of a federal officer on Tuesday in downtown Phoenix, Arizona.

Around 11:30 a.m., a driver in a silver sedan approached the Sandra Day O'Connor Federal Courthouse in Phoenix and fired multiple shots at the officer, who is reportedly a U.S. Marshall. The officer was wearing a protective vest and fired back at the shooter before being taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Phoenix Councilman Sal DiCiccio condemned the attack on Twitter, calling it "a direct result of the extremist anti-police attacks we have seen from BLM and Antifa across the country."

Because the case involved a federal officer, it was turned over to the FBI. Tuesday evening, the FBI arrested a person in connection with the incident, but did not identify the person in custody or provide details beyond saying that there is "no further information to suggest there is a continued threat to public safety."


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