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Phoenix police shoot at armed man, bring him down with stun gun

Mar 15, 2023, 5:36 AM | Updated: Mar 19, 2023, 9:14 am

(Facebook Photo/Phoenix Police Department)...

(Facebook Photo/Phoenix Police Department)

(Facebook Photo/Phoenix Police Department)

PHOENIX – Police in Phoenix shot at an armed man Tuesday after he refused to drop the weapon and was finally stopped by a stun gun, authorities said.

Antonio Marquez Cuevas, 37, was suspected of shooting a store clerk and was hospitalized after the confrontation near 67th Avenue and Camelback Road, the Phoenix Police Department said in a press release.

Officers were called to a home in the area around 8:30 p.m. in response to a call about a domestic dispute, police said. The caller said Cuevas was acting erratically and had a handgun.

Police arrived at the home but Cuevas had already left. While officers were at the house, they heard gunshots coming from a nearby convenience store.

When police reached the store, they found a man with a gunshot wound. He was taken to the hospital in critical but stable condition.

Officers searched for Cuevas and found him, citing a description given by the family from the first incident.

He was commanded to drop his weapon but he refused to comply. Two officers fired in his direction but he held on to the gun. Cuevas then threw the gun on the ground in the officers’ direction and ran.

Officers chased after Cuevas then used Tasers to subdue him.

Police said none of their bullets hit Cuevas.

Police said he was hospitalized and later booked for multiple felony charges originating from the domestic dispute, the convenience store shooting and the shooting involving police officers.

The victim from the convenience store is being treated in the hospital for his injuries and remains in stable condition, police said.

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Phoenix police shoot at armed man, bring him down with stun gun