Arizona Officer Ambushed By 17-Year-Old With Rifle, Shots Exchanged, One Suspect On The Loose

An officer in Arizona was the target of an apparent ambush attack by a 17-year-old and one other unknown individual. The pair pulled up to the officer’s vehicle, and the 17-year-old opened fire with a rifle.

DPS officials say the shooting was unprovoked; the suspects targeted the detectives and fired first. The detectives happened to be in the area to provide support for other troopers who were conducting a separate investigation.

“Our detectives were wearing police attires, easily identifiable as police officers. We’re here simply supporting another opertation going on nearby,” said Capt. Jesse Galvez with DPS.

“He began to shoot at our trooper as he exited his vehicle,” said DPS Director Col. Heston Silbert.

via fox10phoenix.com

Luckily, the officer was not hit with the gun fire, and managed to return fire. The shooting suspect, identified as teen thug Luis German Espinoza Acuña, threw his gun to the ground and tried running, but was captured and taken into custody.

Hopefully police will be able to find the person driving the vehicle, and they can both be brought to justice for this crime.

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