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Officers shot at, suspect in custody amid 'active police situation' in Phoenix Tuesday

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Posted at 4:45 PM, May 24, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-25 17:12:48-04

PHOENIX — Phoenix police say a man accused of breaking into a home and shooting at officers Tuesday afternoon has been booked into jail.

Officers were initially called to investigate a robbery attempt near 32nd Street and Union Hills Drive around 3 p.m.

Police say the suspect was seen fleeing the scene and a perimeter was set up to search for him.

During the search, someone reportedly opened fire from inside a home.

Investigators learned the suspect, later identified as 25-year-old Jose Samaniego Chacon Junior, broke into a house while no one else was inside.

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Officers say Chacon Jr. fired multiple rounds at groups of officers, but no one was hit. At least three officers returned fire during the incident.

A lieutenant was hurt by shrapnel during the gunfire but did not require hospitalization.

The suspect remained inside the home for several hours and eventually surrendered. He was taken into custody and brought to a hospital for medical treatment.

Police say Chacon Jr. was booked into jail on 17 charges of aggravated assault on an officer, burglary, attempted robbery, and more.

Phoenix police say several agencies assisted in this incident including Scottsdale police, the FBI and ATF.