Police Officer Brad Jones, age 27, was wounded while accompanying a probation officer on a meeting with a convict at an apartment complex near the intersection of North 75th Avenue and West Glendale Avenue.
During the meeting, the suspect pulled out a weapon and fired at officer Jones. He then fled in the officer’s vehicle. Officer Jones was able to make a radio call and responding officers pursued the suspect until he crashed on west Glendale Avenue. The suspect attempted to flee, but exchanged gunfire with the officers and was critically wounded.
Officer Jones was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix where he died from his injuries.
Officer Jones had served with the Glendale Police Department for four years. He is survived by his wife and two children.