Deputy U.S. Marshal wounded during drive-by shooting outside Phoenix courthouse

PHOENIX — Phoenix police said that a federal officer was shot outside of a downtown Phoenix courthouse Tuesday morning.

The shooting occurred outside of the Sandra Day O’Connor Federal Courthouse, according to a statement from Phoenix Police Department spokesperson Sgt. Ann Justus.

“One person has been transported to the hospital with non life threatening injuries,” she said.

No other details were made available but Phoenix City Council member Sal DiCiccio tweeted that the officer was struck several times but was wearing soft body armor, Phoenix Patch reported.

“Make no mistake, this is a direct result of the extremist anti-police attacks we have seen from BLM and Antifa across the country,” he tweeted. “This insanity needs to stop.”

In another update, DiCiccio said the victim was a deputy U.S. Marshal working at the Federal Courthouse. The deputy was able to return fire after sustaining non-life threatening injuries. The suspect(s) are outstanding.

The deputy was not identified.




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