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Leaders react to ambush of Phoenix police officers Friday morning

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Posted at 11:08 AM, Feb 11, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-11 15:43:54-05

PHOENIX — Local leaders, state leaders, and police departments issued statements, prayer requests, and well-wishes Friday morning, following news that nine Phoenix police officers were injured after a man ambushed the officers who were responding to an initial shooting call.

According to Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams, all police officers are recovering — some at the hospital — but all are believed to have non-life-threatening injuries. The suspect, a man who barricaded himself in a home following an hours-long shootout with police, is dead. A woman was also found to be seriously hurt.

Here are some of the statements that have been released:

Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey

Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema

Arizona Sen. Mark Kelly

U.S. Rep. Ruben Gallego

"My office is closely monitoring the overnight shooting of Phoenix police officers and a civilian. I’m heartbroken by this senseless violence in our district. Those injured and their families are all in my thoughts. I wish them a speedy and successful recovery," the U.S. Rep. said in a statement.

Goodyear Police Department

Arizona Department of Public Safety

Glendale Police Department

Peoria Police Department

Chandler Police Department

Mesa Police Department

Avondale Police Department

Apache Junction Police Chief Michael Pooley