Police: Wanted man wounded after shooting at bond agents

PHOENIX (AP) - Phoenix police say bond company agents exchanged gunfire with a man they were trying to take into custody.

Sgt. Trent Crump said the incident occurred Monday when the agents entered a home where a 47-year-old suspect wanted on a warrant alleging aggravated assault and a revoked bond on a weapons violation was found hiding in a bedroom closet.

According to Crump, the suspect shot at two the bondsmen as they entered the room. Crump says one agent fired a stun-bag that struck the suspect in the face and a second fired with a rifle, wounding the suspect in the leg.

Crump says the suspect was hospitalized with serious injuries and that his identity will be released when he is booked into jail.

One bondsman was grazed in the head.

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