Photos of cop, suspect in officer-involved shooting released by Glendale PD

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Officer Anthony Cano (left) and Abel Rodriguez (Source: Glendale Police Department) Officer Anthony Cano (left) and Abel Rodriguez (Source: Glendale Police Department)
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Abel Rodriguez, 29, was wounded but is expected to recover. He will be charged when he is released from the hospital. (Source: Glendale Police Department) Abel Rodriguez, 29, was wounded but is expected to recover. He will be charged when he is released from the hospital. (Source: Glendale Police Department)
Officer Anthony Cano is a 13-year-veteran of the Glendale Police Department. (Source: Glendale Police Department) Officer Anthony Cano is a 13-year-veteran of the Glendale Police Department. (Source: Glendale Police Department)
(Source: 3TV/CBS 5) (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
GLENDALE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -

The Glendale Police Department on Monday released photos of the officer and the suspect in an officer-involved shooting, the third of the year in Arizona.

It happened at about 9 a.m. Friday in the neighborhood of 61st and Glendale avenues.

Officer Anthony Cano was on patrol when he spotted a car that looked like it had been involved in a crash parked along the road.

[ORIGINAL STORY: Glendale police officer OK after exchanging gunfire with suspect]

As Cano approached the small red sedan, he saw somebody lying inside. That person has since been identified as Abel Rodriguez, 29.

“Upon making contact, Abel Rodriguez produced a firearm he had concealed under his shirt and then fired shots at Officer Anthony Cano,” Sgt. Scott Waite of the Glendale Police Department explained in a news release.

Waite said Rodriguez then got out of the car and fired another volley at Cano before Cano was able to return fire.

Cano, who was not hurt, shot and wounded Rodriguez. He was treated on the scene by fire personnel and then transported to the hospital.

Waite said Rodriguez would face “appropriate felony charges” when doctors release him.

At this point, it is not clear if Rodriguez has any criminal history or why he was lying down in the car when Cano found him.

Cano is a 13-year veteran of the Glendale Police Department. He has been placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation. That is standard procedure any time an officer fires his or her weapon.

[TIMELINE: 2017 officer-involved shootings]

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