MCSO identifies injured volunteer posse member as Phillip Grigg; remains in critical condition

PHOENIX - Authorities have identified the civilian posse member who was critically wounded by a robbery suspect last week while attempting to assist a Phoenix police officer whom was also shot.

In a Saturday morning press release, the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office identified the posse member as 63-year-old Phillip Grigg, who remains hospitalized in critical condition.

MCSO said that Grigg has been a posse volunteer for the last three years. He has undergone multiple surgeries in an effort to save his life, said a MSCO press release.

The posse member was originally not identified by authorities at the family's request.

An update regarding Grigg's condition is expected at a press conference scheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday.

According to the press release, Grigg is a father of two and a grandfather of three.

Phoenix police officer Scott Sefranka, 34, was also shot and remains hospitalized in critical, but stable, condition, according to authorities.

Phoenix police say the robbery of $18,000 led to a chase and car crash that ended with both men being shot in the street.

Two men are charged with robbing two employees of a men's club at gunpoint outside a restaurant. They were carrying about $18,000 from the club.

The suspects' car then collided with a truck during a chase by police.

Police say 26-year-old Roger Allen Sharp of Phoenix got the officer's gun and shot the officer and the truck's driver.

Sharp and co-defendant 36-year-old David Lee Murray of Tempe are being held in lieu of $500,000 bonds. A third suspect, Jason Beau, 35, was arrested Friday in connection to the shooting.

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