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Domestic violence call leads to MCSO-involved shooting west of Phoenix

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PHOENIX — The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office took an armed suspect into custody Monday evening after an hourslong standoff west of Phoenix that involved gunfire, authorities said.

MCSO deputies responded to a domestic violence call at a home near 339th Avenue and Buckeye Road near the Tonopah area at approximately 12:30 p.m. when they were fired at by the suspect, MCSO Sgt. Joaquin Enriquez said in an email.

The suspect then retreated into the home and barricaded himself there for about five hours, Enriquez said.

At about 5:30 p.m., the suspect was taken into custody without incident.

Enriquez also said MCSO SWAT was on the scene along with the Arizona Department of Public Safety and the Buckeye and Goodyear police departments.

It was the fifth shooting of the year involving MCSO deputies and 27th across the Phoenix area involving law enforcement.

An investigation into the incident is ongoing, according to Enriquez.

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