(Phoenix, Arizona) – Two men have been indicted by a Maricopa County Grand Jury for the shooting of a Phoenix Police Officer on June 14, 2022. Aaron Luther Ware (11/1999) and Ahmani Deshawn Gordon (06/2000) have each been indicted on three felony counts: Attempted First Degree Murder, a Class 2 Felony, Aggravated Assault, a Class 2 Dangerous felony, and Discharge of a Firearm at a Structure, a Class 3 Dangerous felony.
“It is a miracle that the Phoenix Police Officer injured in this event survived this surprise attack by two violent individuals. All too often police officers leave their homes in service of their community and do not return. We are grateful this officer will return home,” said Maricopa County Attorney Rachel Mitchell. “As our partners in the criminal justice system we support law enforcement and will hold violent offenders accountable. Attacks on police officers and other members of our community will not go unanswered.”
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