PHOENIX — Authorities in Arizona say a Phoenix police officer was shot during an incident in a West Valley neighborhood Tuesday.
Police say the incident occurred near 43rd Avenue and Baseline Road around noon.
The officer was taken to the hospital, according to officials.
Phoenix Police officer rushed to hospital after being shot on duty in the area of 39th Avenue and Baseline. Active scene. Please avoid the area for your safety. PIO in route to scene. pic.twitter.com/pn8Wdw2biU
— Phoenix Police (@PhoenixPolice) June 14, 2022
The officer was taken to the hospital with serious injuries but is now reportedly in stable condition.
Police say the female officer was shot "multiple times" and that her bulletproof vest most likely saved her life.
Early word is that the officer is in stable condition.— Phoenix Police (@PhoenixPolice) June 14, 2022
For media at the hospital, please stage on the northeast corner of 12th Street and McDowell Road.
Two people have reportedly been detained but their exact involvement is still unknown. It's unclear if either of those people is believed to be the shooter.
Police say the officer shot has been with the department for 19 years. Her name hasn't been released.
NOW: @PhoenixPolice confirms to @abc15 an officer was shot near 39th and Baseline. Police have a large area near Pollack blocked. Officers say the shooter isn’t in custody. Officers have not said the condition of the officer. pic.twitter.com/4WFX0FIPay
— Venton Blandin (@VentonBlandinTV) June 14, 2022
Further information was not immediately available.
This story was first reported by KNXV in Phoenix, Arizona.