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Phoenix Police announce arrest in officer-involved shooting case

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FILE: Mugshot of William Herbert Mayes FILE: Mugshot of William Herbert Mayes
Phoenix Police Chief Daniel Garcia Phoenix Police Chief Daniel Garcia
Phoenix Police press conference announcing the 4th arrest. Phoenix Police press conference announcing the 4th arrest.
PHOENIX (KSAZ) -

Officer Scott Sefranka has been released from the hospital and is at home recovering while Sheriff's Posseman Philip Grigg remains in critical condition at a valley hospital.

Both victim families getting news this morning that the fourth and final suspect of that New Years Eve shooting was arrested last night in New York City.

Phoenix Police announced Wednesday that William Herbert Mayes was arrested Tuesday night in New York after a cross country man hunt for the 30 year-old.

"When an officer is shot and a citizen is shot the boundaries of policing do not end in the City of Phoenix... neither does justice" said Phoenix Police Chief Daniel Garcia.

The other three suspects, David Lee Murray, Roger Allen Sharp, and Jason Beau have maintained a not guilty plea in court today.

The New Years Eve shooting left Officer Sefranka and Posseman Philip Grigg critically injured. Police say the two victims were shot as the suspects fled from robbing strip club employees. Authorities say Mayes is a co-conspirator.

"The arrest of William Herbert Mayes came as a result of what I call actionable intelligence... a strong coordination between the Phoenix Police Department with law enforcement agencies across the country" said Chief Garcia.

The NYPD Bronx homicide unit arrested Mayes bringing a close to the two week search for the final suspect.

"When someone assaults a police officer it's an assault on our community... when someone is brazen enough to shoot a officer he's brazen enough to shoot anyone... we needed quick closure on these arrests" said Chief Garcia.

Phoenix Police did release the details of how they tracked down Mayes and took him into custody. Phoenix Police detectives have gone to New York City to interview Mayes who is being held in New York. The department believes he will be extradited to Phoenix shortly.

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