Good Samaritan Helped Police Officer in Arizona Who Was Ambushed

Police say the state trooper was beaten, shot and wounded when a stranger stepped in to help.
1:15 | 01/13/17

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Transcript for Good Samaritan Helped Police Officer in Arizona Who Was Ambushed
Nixon I hear the ambush in Arizona the trooper shot beaten and wounded at the scene and the perfect stranger. Pulling out his own gun to take aim at the suspect here's ABC's Matt got. Officer down officer down outside what about. The voice you hear on that police radio is it did officers who would have to bystanders. Hailed as heroes tonight. Minutes earlier state trooper Edward Anderson responding to this coal along a remote part of Arizona's light tan. A he finds a body on the road in this rolled over vehicle suddenly he's in ambushed he shot in the shoulder then jumped. The suspect is getting the better of the trooper and is on top of him in Maine and shrinking troopers had on the pavement. The first good samaritan arrives fixes his own gun and ordered the attacker off the trooper. The suspect refuses to the I'm ball third party fires. Striking and killing the suspect. It's then that Brian schober arrives and mints that radio. Then we'll Beckett sleep that night air the the board helicopter. Schober who's a former medic tells me there's no doubt that first bystander cede the trooper's life had he arrived just seconds later. That attacker might have killed the trooper. David back up and witness tonight thanks.

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