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Handcuffed woman shoots deputy in hand at Arizona gas stop

Brenda Thomas
Posted at 5:52 AM, Sep 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-08 17:57:44-04

KINGMAN, AZ — A handcuffed woman who was arrested with a gun at a highway gas station near Kingman managed to grab a revolver from a detective’s holster and shoot him in the hand before another officer tased her.

The Mohave County Sheriff’s Office detective was treated at a local hospital Tuesday for a non-life-threatening hand injury.

Bullhead City police said they're investigating after deputies responded to reports of an erratic female with a gun inside the Maverick Country Store on U.S. 68 in Golden Valley.

Police say the woman, Brenda Kay Thomas, 51 of Golden Valley, was combative before officers arrested her for disorderly conduct with a weapon and resisting arrest.

Formal charges are pending.