2 charged with attempted murder in shooting of Phoenix police officer

Two suspects in the Tuesday shooting of a police detective in Phoenix have been charged with attempted first-degree murder.

They were identified as Ahmani Gordon, 22, and Aaron Ware, 22.

About 12:15 pm, the unidentified detective with the Phoenix Police Department’s Crime Impact Unit was conducting an investigation inside an unmarked vehicle near 35th Avenue and Baseline Road, police said in a news release.

Gordon and Ware, who were in a car together, slowed down next to the detective’s car and then continued down the road. Shortly, the car with the men returned, drove past the detective’s car and stopped a short distance behind it, police said.

Gordon and Ware got out of the car with guns drawn and masks over their faces, according to police. The detective saw this through the rearview mirror, put on her police ballistic vest and drew her gun.

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