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Suspect wounded in deputy-involved shooting in Goodyear

Posted July 13

— The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office has confirmed that it is working a deputy-involved shooting at Dysart and McDowell roads in Goodyear.

Sgt. Joaquin Enriquez, a public information for MCSO, first tweeted about the shooting at 12:19 p.m. He tweeted about 40 minutes later that no deputies were injured and that the suspect was taken to the hospital.

Details about the shooting and what precipitated it were not immediately available. but the as-yet unidentified deputy can be heard on the scanner clearly explaining what happened.

"Guy hit me from behind with his vehicle and, uh, presented a knife," he said. "He was gonna to stab me; I just shot him."

Enriquez said detectives are on the scene working to piece everything together.

Our Mike Watkiss tweeted a photo of Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone at the scene.

Video from the Penguin Air and Plumbing News Chopper showed that deputies had taped off a large portion of a shopping center complex parking lot. Investigators appeared to be staging near the Chick-fil-A on the southwest corner of the intersection.

The deputy involved in this incident will likely be placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation. That is standard procedure any time a law-enforcement officer fires his or her service weapon.

Goodyear is about 20 miles, less than 30 minutes, west of Phoenix via Interstate 10. The drive is about 45 minutes via Broadway Road.


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