Phoenix officer shooting: Officer Scott Sefranka identified as shooting victim

PHOENIX - Police have identified the officer who was critically wounded by a robbery suspect Tuesday afternoon in Phoenix.

Sgt. Tommy Thompson said Officer Scott Sefranka, 34, suffered serious injuries in the incident.

Phoenix police say the robbery of $18,000 led to a chase and car crash that ended with both Sefranka and a 63-year-old civilian posse member 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.

Thompson said both Sefranka and the posse member are in critical, but stable condition at this time.

The family of the injured posse member asked that his identity not be released.


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