Phoenix Police: Suspect in custody following crime spree, barricade situation

PHOENIX (KSAZ) -- Phoenix Police officials say a man is under arrest, after a barricade situation inside a home that happened after a string of earlier incidents involving weapons.

According to a statement, the suspect, identified as a 22-year-old man, was arrested at a home on the 4900 block of W. Wolf. The string of incidents began at around 10:30 a.m., when the suspect allegedly drove to a family member's home on the 4800 block of N. 53rd Drive, and stole a rifle from his nephew at gunpoint.

Later, police say the suspect drove to a home on the 4000 block of W. Wonderview Road, and fired the rifle through the front window. People inside fired back, striking the suspect in the extremities. Phoenix Police officials say the injuries are not life-threatening.

A short time later, Phoenix Police officials said the suspect contacted two individuals in a car, in the 6900 block of W. Hazelwood, and told them he needed to borrow their phone because he had been shot. The driver said no, but said he would call 911 for the suspect. The suspect, according to police, then went back to his car, got the rifle, and started firing. He then allegedly stole the phone belonging to the passenger of the car.

Afterwards, the suspect, according to police, drove to the 4900 block of W. Wolf, ran to a family member's home, and went inside. The man was found hiding in the attic, and was since taken to a local for treatment.