Graphic video is now being released of a violent attack on officers who were standing in front of a convenience store in Arizona.
The suspect, identified as Marc Laquon Payne, 44, was arrested Tuesday evening.
Payne, according to surveillance video, slowed down before accelerating and intentionally driving into three officers who were standing outside of a QuikTrip gas station in what’s being described as a deliberate action aimed at the officers.
According to AZFamily.com, an officer who recently graduated from the police academy suffered a head injury, an officer with 8 years experience suffered a minor injury, and a sergeant with 18 years on the job suffered a broken leg.
Phoenix police chief Joe Yahner said, “they were victims of an unprovoked, violent, intentional attack. These officers could have easily been killed, and I thank God we’re not planning three funerals right now.”
Payene, who was arrested at the scene, will be charged with attempted first-degree murder and two counts of aggravated assault.