Suspect arrested in drive-by shooting outside Phoenix courthouse that injured security guard

Authorities released a photo of the alleged getaway car.

September 15, 2020, 5:37 PM

An arrest has been made in an apparent drive-by shooting outside a federal courthouse in Phoenix midday Tuesday, authorities said.

A court security officer was wounded in the shooting, which occurred around 11:30 a.m. near the Sandra Day O'Connor U.S. Courthouse in downtown Phoenix, officials said. The officer was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, authorities said.

About three hours after the shooting, the FBI announced that a suspect was in custody and there was no continued threat to public safety.

PHOTO: Phoenix police released a photo of a vehicle suspected to be involved in a drive-by shooting outside a federal courthouse on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020.
Phoenix police released a photo of a vehicle suspected to be involved in a drive-by shooting outside a federal courthouse on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020.
Phoenix Police Department

The Phoenix Police Department had released surveillance footage of the alleged getaway car following the shooting.

The FBI is handling the investigation since it took place outside a federal courthouse.

ABC News' Alex Stone contributed to this report.

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