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PD: Man in custody after series of crimes near 19th Avenue and Indian School Road

Posted at 10:48 AM, Sep 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-04 13:48:39-04

PHOENIX — A suspect in a Friday morning aggravated assault incident was taken into custody with the help of a police K9 in Phoenix.

The incident began around 7 a.m. when a caller reported a driver sleeping behind the wheel at 27th and Campbell avenues. The driver became alert and started driving, swiping another vehicle as the witness followed with police on the phone line.

The driver then stopped and exited the car, pointing a gun at the witness.

Police say the suspect then fled on foot to an apartment near 19th Avenue and Indian School Road. The suspect then confronted a man in the apartment, who is known to the suspect, and both exchanged gunfire.

The suspect then tried to enter another home before officers made contact with him in a front yard.

Police say the suspect refused to comply, but was taken into custody with the help of a police K9 and stun bags.

The suspect, only identified as a 21-year-old man, was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. He will reportedly be booked in jail on several counts of aggravated assault when he is released from the hospital.

Fortunately, no other injuries were reported during the series of incidents.