Phillip Grigg update: MCSO officials say posse member out of coma, still in critical condition

PHOENIX - Maricopa County Sheriff's Office officials say the MCSO posse member who came to the aid of a Phoenix police officer was taken out of a medically induced coma this weekend.

Sixty-three-year-old Phillip Grigg was shot on New Year's Eve while attempting to assist Officer Scott Sefranka, who had also been shot.

MCSO spokesman Joaquin Enriquez said Grigg remains in the intensive care unit fighting a stomach infection.

Enriquez said Grigg, who is still listed in critical condition, was able to communicate with his family, who has been by his side since the shooting.

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.

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 Sefranka and Grigg.

Sharp and co-defendant 36-year-old David Lee Murray were arrested by police. Two other suspects, Jason Beau Keep, 35, and William Herbert Mayes, 30, were also arrested for conspiracy to commit armed robbery.

Officials tell ABC15 Sefranka has been home from the hospital since January 15.

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