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Victim: Officer Marc Atkinson

Officer Marc Atkinson was shot and killed after being ambushed by suspected drug traffickers.








Perpetrator: Felipe Petrona-Cabana

Crime Description:



Documentation:

Police Officer

Marc Todd Atkinson

Phoenix Police Department, Arizona

End of Watch: Friday, March 26, 1999
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Biographical Info

Age: 28

Tour of Duty: 5 years

Badge Number: 5930

 

Incident Details

Cause of Death: Gunfire

Date of Incident: March 26, 1999

Weapon Used: Handgun

Suspect Info: Three suspects arrested

 

Officer Marc Atkinson was shot and killed after being ambushed by suspected drug traffickers.

Officer Atkinson was driving a marked patrol car while following the suspects, who turned a corner, stopped their vehicle, and waited for him. As he turned the corner, the three suspects opened fire, striking him twice in the head, killing him. A citizen who witnessed the incident engaged the suspects in a gunfight with his own weapon, seriously wounding one. The other two suspects fled but were later arrested.

Officer Atkinson is survived by his wife and six-month-old child.

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