PHOENIX - Officials announced they have located and released a woman who was wanted in questioning with the shooting of a Arizona Department of Public Safety officer in Phoenix.
Phoenix police officer James Holmes said Vanessa Martinez was detained, questioned and released on Sunday.
There was no cause to arrest Martinez, Holmes said.
Officials are still looking for Ramon Bueno and Danny Vargas.
The injured 44-year-old officer is doing "very well" and is expected to fully recover, said Holmes.
Multiple agencies, including DPS, Alcohol Tobacco & Firearms and U.S. Marshals office, are assisting with the investigation.
Authorities have been on the hunt for five suspects after a routine traffic stop Wednesday morning at the Knights Inn motel near Interstate 17 and McDowell Road erupted in gunfire.
Holmes clarified Thursday that the suspects in the vehicle fired at the officers twice. He said the officer made the initial traffic stop around 3 a.m. involving a 2008 Mercury Sable with excessively tinted windows.
The officer approached the vehicle, spoke with the passengers, and then walked back to his patrol car to wait for backup. Once the two officers arrived, they then approached the vehicle and that is when someone in the vehicle allegedly fired a weapon.
The DPS officer was shot in the face, and the suspects fled the scene. The two backup officers returned fire at the vehicle and then began rendering aid to the injured officer.
Holmes said the suspects then drove around the hotel and approached the officers again and started shooting. Holmes called it a "desperate act" to shoot at the officers. The officers returned fire and the vehicle fled.
The Mercury Sable was found abandoned at a home near 29th Avenue and Pima. Holmes said the vehicle was not reported stolen and would not provide any additional information about the vehicle or the home where it was found.
The license plate on the vehicle was traced back to a man living in Wichita, Kan. He told KWCH-TV that he leaves the vehicle with a friend in Phoenix because he visits often. He said ATF agents showed up at his work and said his vehicle was involved in a shooting.
"I had no idea what was going on, when I got there they told me that the car was involved in the shooting and it was a shock to me," he told the station. He did not want to be identified.
Police have said they will not release the officer's identity until all five suspects have been apprehended.