Phoenix Police Officer Wounded In Shooting

December 31, 2013

PHOENIX — Authorities say a Phoenix police officer is in critical condition after being shot by a robbery suspect.

A citizen who tried to help also was shot and wounded in the shooting in east Phoenix around 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Police say two suspects are in custody and they're searching for four more including two women.

The shooting occurred after the armed robbery of a Phoenix restaurant about two miles away.

Police say the suspected robbers were in a car chase with police that ended in a crash at an intersection.

They say one of the suspects wrestled a gun away from a policeman and shot the officer and a truck driver who tried to help.

The names of the officer, truck driver and suspects in custody haven't been released yet.