Arizona police officer shot by carjacking suspect dies

  • Arizona police officer shot by carjacking suspect dies

Arizona police officer shot by carjacking suspect dies

A southern Arizona officer who was shot while responding to a carjacking call on Friday has died, the department announced.

A Nogales, Arizona, police officer was shot and killed by a carjacking suspect Friday afternoon. The officer located a vehicle driving away from the scene and initiated a traffic stop.

The suspect then carjacked another vehicle from the scene and left, and later carjacked a third auto.

An unidentified suspect was in custody following a pursuit that involved two alleged carjackings and a police standoff, according to Nogales International.

The slain officer tried to apprehend suspect David Ernesto Murillo, 28, of Tempe before he allegedly drove off in another stolen vehicle.

The suspect fled from law enforcement officers again and then got out of the vehicle and ran away.

Stay with News 4 Tucson for the latest on this developing story.

"The community of Nogales will never be the same, but we hope that this unity continues well into the future", Nogales Police Chief Roy Bermudez wrote in a statement on Facebook thanking the community for their well-wishes. They said there were no other suspects at large.

Nogales Ofc. Jesus Cordova was critically injured near the Villa's Market in the border city around 2:30 p.m.

He was flown to a Tucson-area hospital in critical condition, Nogales Police said.

Police said the incident happened in the 2900 Block of North Grand Avenue.