FOUNTAIN HILLS, AZ — The suspect involved in a deputy-involved shooting in downtown Fountain Hills has been charged with aggravated assault.
Court paperwork shows that Ismail Hamed was charged Monday with aggravated assault against a MCSO deputy.
The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office says they were contacted on January 7, by an 18-year-old male who wanted to talk to a deputy. At about 5:30 p.m. an MCSO sergeant contacted the man, who allegedly began throwing rocks at the sergeant.
After asking the man to stop, the suspect then pulled out a knife and advanced toward the sergeant, according to MCSO.
MCSO says the sergeant again told the suspect to stop, before shooting him to stop the threat.
The suspect was taken to the hospital for treatment. No other injuries were suffered in the incident. He was booked into jail the next day.
He is scheduled to have a preliminary hearing Thursday.
This is the first known law enforcement-involved shooting of 2019 in the Valley so far.