Romanian ambassador to U.S. makes appeal for American police officer Tyler Moldovan in critical condition after shooting

Tyler Moldovan, politist de origine romana, impuscat in Phoenix, Arizona
Tyler Moldovan, politist de origine romana, impuscat in Phoenix, Arizona

Romania’s ambassador has called for funds and solidarity for Phoenix police Officer Tyler Moldovan who is in a critical condition after he was shot eight times, including once to the head.

Police say Moldovan, whose parents are Romanian, was shot by a suspect while investigating a report of a vehicle driving erratically and „doing donuts” in Phoenix, Arizona, reported.

Romania’s Ambassador to the U.S., Andrei Muraru, said he visited the police officer’s family on Friday and spoke to his parents, colleagues and friends.

“I had a long conversation about Tyler and the life of the Moldovan family before and after the tragedy. Bullets cannot destroy hope or break prayer,” he wrote on Facebook.

The Phoenix Law Enforcement Association on Friday held a barbecue fundraiser to support Moldovan, reported.

The 22-year-old is a recent graduate of the police academy and recently got married. He played the tuba in the brass section of at the Romanian Pentecostal Band, the publication said.

Police say he is in a hospital in extremely critical condition. His family says they are hoping for a miracle, the publication said.

Phoenix police created a perimeter to search for suspect Essa Williams after he ran off.  They later found him in a covered patio inside the apartment complex.

Court paperwork says Moldovan fell to the ground and was unresponsive after the first shots were fired.

Following his arrest, Williams made comments asking officers to shoot him, and saying that another person had shot the officer.

Court paperwork revealed Williams is facing first-degree attempted murder of a law enforcement officer, possession of a weapon by a prohibited person, resisting arrest, and attempted aggravated assault of an officer.

As of  December. 15, Moldovan remains on life support at a Phoenix-area hospital.

“We are all shocked, but we pray,  wish, and hope for a miracle,” Ambassador Muraru said.



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