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.