Police seek suspect in shooting at S. Phoenix market

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by Jennifer Thomas

azfamily.com

Posted on July 31, 2014 at 10:09 AM

Updated Monday, Aug 4 at 10:30 AM

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PHOENIX – Police are asking for the public's help in identifying the suspect in an attempted armed robbery and shooting at a South Phoenix market on Saturday.

Phoenix police said a Buckeye police officer, who is a co-owner of La Esquina Market near Third Avenue and Alta Vista Road, was working the counter when a man pointed a gun at him.

As the suspect was leaving, he and the co-owner exchanged gunfire but neither man was hit, according to police. There were two children who were customers in the store at the time, but they were not injured.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, 20 to 25 years old, approximately 5 feet 8 inches tall and 150 to 170 pounds with a goatee, mustache and a close-cut hairstyle. He was wearing a black T-shirt with black shorts at the time.

Police released surveillance video and photos on Thursday.

Anyone with information about the suspect or the incident is asked to call Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS. Callers may remain anonymous and could receive a reward of up to $1,000.

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