Wounded Phoenix police officer released from hospital - Albuquerque Journal

Wounded Phoenix police officer released from hospital

PHOENIX — A Phoenix police officer who was initially not expected to live after being seriously wounded in a Dec. 14 shooting has been released from a hospital and been taken to another medical facility for rehabilitation from his injuries, the Police Department said.

Officer Tyler Moldovan was released Monday from St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, said Sgt. Ann Justus, a department spokeswoman.

Moldovan was shot at least eight times, including once in the head, as officers searched for a man seen running from a car that had reportedly been driven erratically.

Police said in a probable-cause statement filed the day of the shooting that Moldovan was on life support and not expected to live.

On Jan. 11, Moldovan’s family said in a statement that he had suffered “extensive neurologic injuries” but that his condition has improved and that he was able to recognize people around him.

An ex-convict charged in the shooting, Essa Williams, has pleaded not guilty and remains jailed pending trial on multiple charges.

“The Moldovan family appreciates everyone’s support. However, they are requesting privacy at this time,” Justus said Monday in the brief statement announcing Moldovan’s release from the hospital.

Home » Around the Region » Wounded Phoenix police officer released from hospital


Albuquerque Journal and its reporters are committed to telling the stories of our community.

• Do you have a question you want someone to try to answer for you? Do you have a bright spot you want to share?
   We want to hear from you. Please email yourstory@abqjournal.com

taboola desktop

1
Navajo sign water rights settlement with Utah and feds
ABQnews Seeker
Federal officials signed an agreement with ... Federal officials signed an agreement with leaders of the Navajo Nation on Friday that provides funding for clean drinking water infrastructure for reservation residents ...
2
Official: Girl told 911 'send the police now' as ...
Around the Region
Students trapped inside a classroom with ... Students trapped inside a classroom with a gunman repeatedly called 911 during this week's attack on a Texas elementary school, including one who pleaded, ...
3
Governor saw deadly arrest video months before prosecutors
Around the Region
With racial tensions still simmering over ... With racial tensions still simmering over the killing of George Floyd, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards and his top lawyers gathered in a state ...
4
Daughter and her best friends 'are all gone now,' ...
Around the Region
Jacklyn Cazares hadn't yet reached her ... Jacklyn Cazares hadn't yet reached her 10th birthday, but she was already a tough-minded 'firecracker' always looking to help people in need, her father ...
5
Utility gets nod to build 416-mile power line across ...
Around the Region
U.S. land managers Thursday said they've ... U.S. land managers Thursday said they've given final permission for a 416-mile transmission line that would connect wind farms in eastern Wyoming with customers ...
6
Teen arrested after Boulder school shooting threat, cops say
Around the Region
A 14-year-old boy who allegedly threatened ... A 14-year-old boy who allegedly threatened to open fire at a middle school was arrested Wednesday, police said. Police learned Tuesday morning that the ...
7
Texas court spares man who killed girl, 11, from ...
Around the Region
Texas' top criminal appeals court on ... Texas' top criminal appeals court on Wednesday ordered a man convicted of killing an 11-year-old Fort Worth girl be removed from the state's death ...
8
Cops: 500,000 fentanyl pills seized in Arizona traffic stop
Around the Region
Two women were arrested after about ... Two women were arrested after about 500,000 fentanyl pills were found in an SUV pulled over for speeding on Interstate 10 in Arizona, police ...
9
Heightened wildfire threat prompts stricter restrictions
Around the Region
Arizona's six national forests and some ... Arizona's six national forests and some local governments and land management agencies are implementing stricter campfire and smoking restrictions because of the heightened wildfire ...