Arizona cop shot in face, suspect dead

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by 3TV

Video report by Casey James

Posted on September 15, 2013 at 8:02 PM

AVONDALE, Ariz. -- An Avondale police officer was shot in the face Saturday evening, according to Sergeant Brandon Busse with the Avondale Police Department.

The officer was airlifted to a hospital and is expected to survive.

Sgt. Busse said the person suspected of shooting the officer was also shot and has died. It's unclear whether that person was shot by the wounded officer or another officer. The suspect was also airlifted to a hospital, according to police.

The shooting occurred around an arts festival on Western Avenue near 3rd Street and Rose Lane, close to a residential area. Police were patrolling the festival for security.

The suspect was riding a bicycle and started firing at officers for an unknown reason.

The circumstances are still under investigation.

The names of those involved have not been released.

 

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