Pinetop-Lakeside police chief says civilian saved officer after shooting

PHOENIX - Pinetop-Lakeside Police Chief David Sargent spoke Tuesday at the Arizona Department of Public Safety headquarters in Phoenix with an update on the officer-involved shooting on Oct. 8.

According to Sargent, a nearby civilian saved his officer's life after he was shot in the leg. The police chief said Chuck Copeland put a tourniquet made with a leather belt around the Officer David Hummer's leg. Sargent said the Copeland’s actions “changed the outcome of this incident.”  

According to police, 46-year-old Glenn Southwood Jr. shot at two officers, striking one, after his mother requested officers perform a welfare check.

Southwood barricaded himself inside a home. Officers found his body on a side porch.

 

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