Arizona U.S. Marshals shoot man in Tempe who pulled out handgun

Aug 18, 2022, 8:39 PM | Updated: 8:39 pm

(Tempe Police Department Photo/Facebook)...

(Tempe Police Department Photo/Facebook)

(Tempe Police Department Photo/Facebook)

PHOENIX — A shooting involving law enforcement occurred in Tempe on Thursday after a man pulled out a handgun, authorities said.

Just after 6 p.m. a gunshot went off near McClintock Drive and Rio Salado Parkway.

The incident began when U.S. Marshals Task Force tried to apprehend a fugitive from the state of Washington that was wanted for robbery, assault, burglary and theft charges, as well as a warrant for escaping from a Washington State Department of Corrections.

When task force members attempted to arrest the suspect in the driver’s seat of his car, he reached into the back seat and pulled out a handgun, the U.S. Marshals service said in a release.

Task force members fired upon the subject and wounded him. The suspect was taken into custody and given first aid on the scene before being transported to a hospital.

No officers or civilians were injured in the process.

No other information was made available and the investigation is ongoing.

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Arizona U.S. Marshals shoot man in Tempe who pulled out handgun