MCSO investigating deputy-involved shooting in Tonopah

- Maricopa County authorities say a sheriff's deputy shot and wounded an armed man during an encounter outside a home in Tonopah.

MCSO says a call came in from an anonymous woman just before 1:00 a.m. on Wednesday, saying there was a homicide at a home near 339th Avenue and Buckeye. According to officials, the caller did not show a sense of urgency or give any details on the situation, so a welfare check was dispatched.

When deputies arrived at the scene, they were confronted with an armed man and felt threatened enough to use lethal force. After the suspect was stuck by the deputies, he ran back inside the home and refused to come out. 

Sgt. Joaquin Enriquez says the man was shot after deputies ordered him several times to drop his weapon.

An MCSO tactical team was brought in to assist and after some time, the suspect was taken into custody and transported to a nearby hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The man's identity has not been released.

No deputies were injured.

 

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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