PHOENIX — A $40,000 reward is being offered in exchange for information on the person who shot a Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office deputy over the weekend.
“The attack on this deputy is an attack on our community,” County Attorney Bill Montgomery said in a release.
The deputy was shot after stopping a different car that was southbound on Price Road about 2:15 a.m. Saturday morning as part of a DUI enforcement campaign. The shooter was driving an older model Cadillac from the 1980s or 1990s.
The deputy was shot twice in the leg and it is unclear why the suspect opened fire.
“There was no interaction between the individual who fired the shots and the deputy, which leads to the conclusion that the only reason for the shooting was the deputy’s status as a law enforcement officer and that cannot be tolerated,” Montgomery said. “It will not be open season on law enforcement in Maricopa County.”
The deputy has not been identified, but MCSO said he or she has been with the agency for 10 years.
The $40,000 reward is a combination of two funds: A private citizen offered $20,000 and Montgomery’s office decided to match it.
Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to contact MCSO at 602-876-1011.
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