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Reward Notice

Contact: Erik Longnecker
For Immediate Release
Friday, April 15, 2022

ATF Offers Reward in Police Officer Shooting

ATF, Phoenix Police and Silent Witness seek information leading to the arrest of Nicholas Cody Cowan

Phoenix – The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in conjunction with the Phoenix Police Department and Silent Witness, a non-profit program created to give citizens the opportunity to remain anonymous while assisting law enforcement, are offering a reward for information leading to the arrest of Nicholas Cody Cowan in the shooting of a Phoenix police officer.

A Phoenix police officer was investigating a possible domestic violence incident on April 14 when shot by Nicholas Cody Cowan. The suspect exchanged gunfire with another officer before fleeing the scene in a vehicle. The vehicle has since been recovered; however, the suspect is still at-large. An image of the suspect can be found here.

ATF is offering a reward of up to $5,000, which will match the reward previously announced by Silent Witness, for a total reward of up to $10,000, leading to the arrest of Nicholas Cody Cowan.

“Yesterday’s shooting is a grim reminder of the sacrifice that police officers are willing to make to keep our communities safe,” ATF Acting Special Agent in Charge Brent Beavers said. “ATF, working with our law enforcement partners, will not rest until this suspect is located and brought to justice.”

Anyone with information about this crime should contact ATF at (888) ATF-TIPS (1-888-283-8477) or Phoenix Police Department at (602) 262-6151. To remain anonymous, contact Silent Witness at (480) WITNESS or (480) TESTIGO. Information can also be sent to, through ATF’s website at Tips can be submitted anonymously using the Reportit® app, available from both Google Play and the Apple App store, or by visiting

ATF is the lead federal law enforcement agency with jurisdiction involving firearms and violent crimes. More information about ATF and its programs is available at

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