‘A miracle’: Phoenix officer shot 8 times makes progress, remains on ventilator

“When no one thought he would, he opened his eyes. We hold onto our faith that Tyler will continue to make progress,” said Chelsea Moldovan


By Suzie Ziegler 

PHOENIX, Ariz. — Officer Tyler Moldovan, 22, has shown signs of progress after a December shooting left him “fighting for his life,” police said. Moldovan was shot eight times, including in the head. On Tuesday, the Phoenix Police Department shared an update from Moldovan’s wife, Chelsea.  

In a statement posted to Twitter, Chelsea thanked the medical staff and support from fellow officers. 

“Without going into details about the severity of Tyler’s condition, we can say that he endured extensive neurological injuries,” she wrote. “The doctors consider his current condition to be stable, and he remains on ventilator.” 

“We have been praying for a miracle and see glimpses of one every day,” she continued. “When no one thought he would, he opened his eyes. We hold onto our faith that Tyler will continue to make progress.” 

The shooting suspect, 22-year-old Essa Williams, is scheduled for trial in April.

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