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Police: Suspected Carjacker Fatally Shoots Arizona Police Officer

An Arizona police officer attempting to pull over an armed carjacker was fatally shot when the suspect allegedly exited the stolen vehicle and opened fire.

The Nogales Police Department identified the fallen officer as Jesus “Chuy” Cordova, 44, who died when the suspect shot him multiple times Friday afternoon, Fox News reported.

The slain officer tried to apprehend suspect David Ernesto Murillo, 28, of Tempe before he allegedly drove off in another stolen vehicle.

Cordova’s death was the first officer fatality in the close-knit town of Nogales in nearly 129 years, the Arizona Republic reported.

As the evening sets in and reality sinks in further, we at the Nogales Police Department thank everyone who has wished…

Posted by Nogales Police Department on Friday, April 27, 2018

“The community of Nogales will never be the same, but we hope that this unity continues well into the future,” Nogales Police Chief Roy Bermudez wrote in a statement on Facebook thanking the community for their well-wishes.

Officers and other law enforcement agencies closed in on Murillo after he allegedly carjacked a third vehicle and attempted to escape to a trailer park on foot, the Republic reported.

Cordova is survived by three children and a pregnant fiancée. He had been a ten-year veteran detective with the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office in Nogales before joining the Nogales Police Department in May 2017.

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5 Comments

5 Comments

  1. James Higginbotham

    April 29, 2018 at 12:55 am

    SAD, VERY SAD.
    want to bet this scumbag is ANOTHER ILLEGAL.

    • SANDI

      April 29, 2018 at 12:59 am

      I BET HE IS TOO AND NOW A COP KILLER ,FIND HIM AND DO JUSTUCE ON HIM …

  2. SANDI

    April 29, 2018 at 1:00 am

    GOOD THEY GOT HIM

  3. Dan Mackey

    April 29, 2018 at 1:11 am

    Officer Cordova is remembered and honored today in prayer.

  4. Nick Carter

    April 29, 2018 at 1:13 am

    This bullshit of refusing to reveal the nationality of the killer is an infringement of the First Amendment. The pubic has a right to know. Write to congress!

    VOTE REPUBLICAN! VOTE OUR DIMTARDS AND RINOS

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