Man accused of shooting police officer arrested in Phoenix

Elias Buck escaped from a Colorado jail late last year and been on the run
Elias Buck, 22, is facing several charges and is accused of shooting a police officer in New...
Elias Buck, 22, is facing several charges and is accused of shooting a police officer in New Mexico.(Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Jan. 14, 2022 at 6:21 PM MST
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PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) — A man who allegedly broke out of a Colorado jail and shot a New Mexico police officer was arrested in Phoenix.

Authorities said they got an anonymous tip that Elias Buck, 22, was at a gas station in the Phoenix area.

Buck tried to run flee, but he was quickly tackled and arrested after a short struggle.

Authorities said Buck escaped from a Colorado jail on Dec. 27 and shot a Farmington, New Mexico, police officer on Jan. 7.

The officer was shot in the arm and should survive.

Buck was booked into the Maricopa County Jail on several warrants.

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