CHANDLER, Ariz. — A suspect was arrested for allegedly shooting and wounding three police officers Monday before barricading himself in a home and then setting it on fire, authorities said.
Police said the 35-year-old man was taken into custody shortly before 1 p.m. to end an incident that began 12 hours earlier when officers on patrol spotted and confronted a suspicious person.
The man ran and then turned around and fired several shots. Police said one officer was treated and released from a hospital for a non-life threatening injury.
The second shooting occurred about 7 a.m. when police saw officers tracked the suspect to a Chandler home when the man again fired shots.
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Police say two officers were hit, but the bullets didn’t penetrate their body armor.
One of the officers suffered a cut to the back of the head and was taken to a hospital for treatment.
Police surrounded the house for about five hours until forcing their way in just before noon.
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TV news helicopters showed smoke coming from the home and police said the suspect fled the scene before being arrested at a nearby apartment complex.
The name of the suspect wasn’t immediately released by authorities, but police say he’s known to them.