A Phoenix police officer has been shot in the leg after confronting a suspected gang member.  Authorities say an officer with the Gang Patrol unit stopped a suspect who was riding his bike along 35th Avenue and Roosevelt Street late last night.  When the officer stepped from his car, the suspect pulled out a gun and
 

opened fire hitting the officer in the leg.  The suspect fled into a nearby neighborhood.  A short time later, officers found the man and saw him put a gun to his head and shoot himself.  The suspect was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.  The officer underwent surgery to his leg and is expected to recover.


Kris Dugan

 

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