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Phoenix Police Officer Tyler Moldovan Released From Hospital to Begin Rehab More Than a Month After Shooting

More than a month after being shot eight times by a suspect, Phoenix Police Officer Tyler Moldovan has been released from the hospital.

In a statement released by the Phoenix Police Department Moldovan has been transported to a medical facility where he will receive rehabilitation for his injuries.

Moldovan had been in critical condition since the Dec. 14 incident, which occurred near 15th Avenue and Camelback Road around 2 a.m.

The shooting suspect, 24-year-old Essa Williams, has been indicted on six felony counts and has a $3 million cash bond. According to Maricopa County Prosecutor John Schneider, Williams continued shooting Moldovan even when he was on the ground. Williams is facing first-degree attempted murder of a law enforcement officer, possession of a weapon by a prohibited person, resisting arrest and attempted aggravated assault of an officer.

Williams’ trial is scheduled for April 28.

The Moldovan family appreciates the community’s support and asks for privacy as Moldovan heals.


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