Suspect injured following shooting involving DPS trooper near Downtown Phoenix
PHOENIX - Officials with the Arizona Department of Public Safety say a suspect is injured following a shooting involving a trooper on Mar. 2.
The shooting, according to a brief tweet made by DPS, happened at around 3:43 p.m. in the area of 24th Drive and Thomas Road, north of Downtown Phoenix.
DPS officials said it all began when a man riding a bike, who they describe to be in his 20s, was pulled over by a motorcycle trooper for a traffic violation. While taking down his information, that trooper discovered the man had a warrant out for his arrest.
When asked what kind of crime the warrant was for, investigators say they believe at this time it was for some kind of misdemeanor.
Investigators went on to say that as the trooper attempted to arrest the suspect, he started running. The trooper then followed on the motorcycle, and attempted to tase him. Subsequently, authorities say the suspect produced a gun, and the trooper shot him in his leg and arm.
The suspect was later taken to the hospital. His injuries do not appear to be life-threatening.
"The trooper was not injured. The suspect was injured and was transported to a hospital," read a portion of the tweet issued by DPS officials.
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