PHOENIX - Police say Jason Byrd shot his former friend’s father Monday morning in Phoenix.
According to Phoenix police Sgt. Trent Crump, the shooting happened around 9 a.m. near Northern and 29th avenues.
The shooter, in his 20s, has been arrested and charged with multiple counts of aggravated assault.
Crump told ABC15 on scene that it all started with the shooter getting into a confrontation at the victim's house.
"He was standing in the front yard with a gun in the air," said Patrick Ingram, victim's father.
The woman felt threatened and had four young children with her at the time, so she called her father who lives nearby, Crump said.
"It took two seconds and I was over there. He started to fire the gun at me, but I was like, no way," said Ingram.
The father then reportedly chased the suspect down the street, and that's when the suspect shot the father, Crump said.
"I didn't care about the bullets. The point was to save my grandkids and protect my daughter. Nothing is more important than that," said Ingram.
The victim is suffering non-life threatening injuries.
After the shooting, the suspect hid in a detached garage, Crump said. Police dogs led officers to the garage, and the suspect fell out of the attic.
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