NOGALES, Ariz. - ​Officer Jesus Cordova of the Nogales Police Department has died of his injuries after he was shot responding to reports of a carjacking.

On Friday around 2:41 p.m., Officer Cordova responded to the 2900 block of North Grand Avenue regarding an armed carjacking.

Officer Cordova located the suspect in a vehicle driving away from the scene, and attempted to initiate a traffic stop.

The suspect then exited the vehicle and fired shots, striking Officer Cordova, according to police.

According to the Nogales Police Department, 44-year-old Officer Jesus Cordova has left behind a wife, who is five months pregnant, and three children.

The suspect once again carjacked another vehicle from the scene and left, police said. Moments later, he carjacked a third vehicle in the area of North Frank Reed Road.

The suspect was located in the area by assisting agencies, and fled from officers.

He was later located in a trailer park where he was taken into custody, police said.

The suspect has been identified as 28-year-old David Ernesto Murillo from Tempe, Ariz.

Ernesto Murillo (Photo: Nogales Police Department)
Ernesto Murillo (Photo: Nogales Police Department)