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Chandler man accused of shooting child, woman and at DPS troopers

Christopher West (Maricopa County Sheriff's Office Photo)

CHANDLER, Ariz. — A man has been arrested and accused of shooting his ex-girlfriend and a child in Chandler and firing shots at Arizona Department of Public Safety troopers, authorities said.

Chandler police said 33-year-old Christopher West was booked into jail Monday on suspicion of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and burglary.

Police said West is accused of breaking into his ex-girlfriend’s apartment around 11 p.m. Monday.

West allegedly shot the woman and the child then fled before officers arrived.

Police said the woman and child were taken to the hospital with injuries that weren’t considered life-threatening.

West crashed his car on a freeway before police spotted him in Tempe.

As DPS troopers chased West, he allegedly fired at least four rounds at them but no injuries were reported.

West was later arrested and DPS officials said a semi-automatic handgun was found in his possession.

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