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Phoenix Police release name of officer shot in gas station incident, say she’s out of hospital

May 6, 2022, 2:19 PM

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PHOENIX — The Phoenix Police Department on Friday released the name of the officer who was shot while responding to a domestic violence incident at a gas station last month and said she is out of the hospital.

Denise Bruce-Jones, a 24-year veteran of the force, had been hospitalized since the April 14 incident.

“This morning Officer Denise Bruce-Jones was discharged from Honor Health Rehabilitation and is resting and recovering at home with her family,” Phoenix Police said on Twitter.

Nicholas Cowan, 35, allegedly opened fire on two police officers, including Bruce-Jones, after he pulled up to the north Phoenix gas station.

Another officer returned fire, striking and wounding Cowan before he fled the scene.

Police say Cowan received help from multiple people as he eluded authorities for about 80 hours before the manhunt ended in Scottsdale.

Three people have been charged with helping Cowan while he was on the run.

Cowan remains hospitalized but faces multiple charges, including two counts of attempted first-degree murder.

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Phoenix Police release name of officer shot in gas station incident, say she’s out of hospital