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Suspect in shooting of Phoenix officer taken to jail, re-hospitalized

Phoenix officer shot suspect
Posted at 6:20 PM, Apr 25, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-26 13:38:36-04

PHOENIX — Nicholas Cowan, the man suspected of shooting a Phoenix police officer, has been re-hospitalized after he was taken to jail Monday evening.

The video in the player above is from the arrest of Cowan on April 17.

Police say Cowan was released from the hospital and brought into jail Monday night. He was set to be booked into jail on two counts of attempted first-degree murder, among other charges.

Nicholas Cowan

However, "during the booking process at the jail it was determined Cowan needed to return to the hospital for monitoring. He was not officially turned over to MCSO custody before that occurred. When there is additional information about his formal booking we will share it," police said Tuesday morning.

The officer who Cowan allegedly shot was also released from the hospital and is currently recovering at a rehabilitation facility, according to officials.

On April 14, officers responded to a domestic violence call at a gas station near Cave Creek and Beardsley roads. The person who made the call was talking to officers when Cowan allegedly showed up at the gas station and began firing at officers, who returned fire according to Chief Jeri Williams.

Cowan was taken into custody on April 17 after a manhunt spanning three days and was hospitalized with more than one gunshot wound.

Police believe multiple individuals helped Cowan evade police, but only one arrest has been made.

One person allegedly picked up Cowan immediately after the shooting and drove him to get medical attention. Another individual "treated [Cowan's] wounds."

The woman arrested, Nicole Montalbano, is said to be a girlfriend of Cowan in the Prescott area and faces charges of hindering prosecution and tampering with or destroying physical evidence.

This is a developing story. Stay with for the latest updates.