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Wednesday, January 4, 2017, 12:24 PM
Newly released surveillance footage shows the harrowing exchange of gunfire in an Arizona Walmart that left a trespassing suspect dead and two police officers injured.
Chandler officers Joshua Pueblo and Daniel Cowell in April were called to the superstore to remove a trespasser who immediately started shooting at them the moment they arrived.
In the footage released by the Chandler Police Department, Cowell can be seen taking two bullets to the vest and falling to the ground as a result of the impact. He recovers almost instantly, flipping over and firing back at the shooter, Mitchell Oakley.
Surveillance footage of the moment Officer Daniel Cowell was shot and then returned fire on a suspect has been released by the Chandler Police Department.(ABC15 Arizona)
After making it outside of the Phoenix-area retailer, Oakley can be spotted dropping his firearm, but then doubling back for the gun. Cowell, still on the ground, was ultimately able to shoot and kill the fleeing man.
Cowell was taken to the hospital after the incident and was released later the same weekend. Pueblo, who was shot in the arm and face, was initially taken to the hospital’s intensive care unit, but went on to recover from his injuries, according to ABC15.
Two police officers, Joshua Pueblo (l.) and Daniel Colwell (r.), were shot in a Walmart on April 23, 2016 by Mitchell Oakley.(ABC15 Arizona)
Cowell, a 28-year-old officer who has served with the Chandler police since December 2014, was honored in September with the ASIS Award for Valor for his bravery during the Walmart shooting.
“It’s tough you know,” he told the news station after the ceremony, “those moments when you walk out the door, you never know when it could be your last.”Send a Letter to the Editor
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