VIDEO: Phoenix PD Chief announces officer death

Phoenix Police Chief Daniel Garcia announced the death of one of the city's officers on Monday afternoon.

In an emotional news conference, Chief Garcia said the victim was a 21-year veteran of the police department.

Watch the announcement in the attached video player.

A second police officer continues to fight for his life at St. Joseph's Hospital in central Phoenix.

Sources say the two officers are part of a fugitive apprehension task force and had tracked a homicide suspect to 43rd Avenue and Bethany Home Road from a nearby neighborhood.

During that apprehension, a shooting apparently broke out, and the officers were shot. The suspect was killed at the scene.

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