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GCSO: Deputies involved in shooting of armed suspect

Posted at 3:46 PM, Feb 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-19 08:05:16-05

Gila County Sheriff's deputies were involved in an officer-involved shooting Sunday while assisting the Miami Police Department.

GCSO was called to assist officers around 11:40 a.m. after received multiple 911 calls of shots fired in the area of Adonis Avenue and Depot Hill in Miami. Sheriff officials say the shooting happened at the suspect's home. The suspect had a gun in hand and tried to engage officers, who fired in response. 

Officials say the suspect was treated on scene before being flown to a Phoenix-area hospital. He has since been identified as 61-year-old Miami resident Gerald Huerta Lopez.

The condition of the suspect is not known. No officer injuries were reported. 

Pinal County Sheriff's Office is investigating the incident.