Phoenix police looking for two men after officer-involved shooting

PHOENIX - Officials are searching for two men involved in an officer-involved shooting Friday morning in Phoenix

The shooting happened around 1:30 a.m. near 35th Avenue and Buckeye Road after officers attempted to make a traffic stop, said Sgt. Tommy Thompson with Phoenix police.

Police said officers observed a suspicious vehicle with three people inside near a motel. Officers attempted to pull the vehicle over, but two of the occupants decided to jump out of the vehicle.

Two male suspects jumped out of the car and hopped over a fence into a nearby residential area, said Thompson. As the suspects were running, one of them fired several rounds at the officers.

Both officers were not in position to return fire, he said. Neither officers were injured in the shooting.

Officers found a mask similar to the one worn in the film "V for Vendetta", according to police, along with a wig and jacket worn by one of the suspects.

Police set up a perimeter to search for the suspects, but they were not found, he said.

Suspect 1 is described as a male, 5 feet 10 inches tall, 170 pounds and armed with a handgun. This suspect was the one seen wearing the mask, wig and black jacket.

Suspect 2 is described as a male, 5 foot 9 inches, 230 pounds and wearing a tan-colored hat, a white jersey with black numbers, a black jacket, Khaki pants and white shoes.

The female driver is in custody and has been turned over to Mesa police regarding a misdemeanor arrest warrant, said Thompson.

The driver reportedly told police she was in the area to "collect some money," when the two men in her vehicle volunteered to help her, said police. The woman said she didn't know who the two men were.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to call Phoenix police

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