We kick off a new series called "Central." We’ll be road tripping up Central Avenue, from South Mountain to North Mountain over the next few weeks.
DPS Officer Recovering After Being Shot Over The Weekend
A Department of Public Safety Officer survived a highway shooting over the weekend near Payson. Spokesman Carrick Cook says the officer was shot during a routine traffic stop Saturday night.
“Our officer made a traffic stop just south of Payson and the officer approach the car,” Cook said. “The suspect involved in this shot the officer several times.”
Cook says the 14-year veteran managed to drive himself to a Payson hospital, where he’s in stable condition. According to Cook, the suspect led police on a high speed chase for about 40 miles, then drove into a ditch. He was found dead in the vehicle, with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.