AVONDALE, Ariz. (KSAZ) - A suspect has been arrested, following an incident where he allegedly fired shots at an Arizona Department of Public Safety vehicle in Avondale.
The incident, which led to a subsequent search for the suspect, resulted in four schools and a hospital being put on lockdown. In all, the dramatic incident played out for nearly three hours.
The incident began near 107th Avenue and Indian School in Avondale, and ended 30 miles away, near I-17 and Dove Valley Road.
According to Raul Garcia with DPS, the incident began with a traffic stop over window tinting. Officials with Avondale Police said the suspect fired shots at the DPS vehicle, and the left the scene.
No troopers were hurt.
According to a statement released by Avondale Police Thursday evening, the suspect has been identified as 29-year-old Luis Aldana. According to the statement, Aldana suffered a gunshot wound to his upper extremity, and is in stable condition.
The incident remains under investigation.
Per spokesman: Westview HS off lockdown. Will continue with modified day, dismissal same time #fox10phoenix— Matt Galka Fox 10 (@MattGalka) March 2, 2017
Just spoke to witness on phone who saw the shootout right outside his house. Said he heard several loud POPS and is shaken up #fox10phoenix— Matt Galka Fox 10 (@MattGalka) March 2, 2017
>>VIDEO from the scene: https://www.facebook.com/FOX10Phoenix/videos/1293212947393916/