Arizona convicted felon arrested in shooting of federal officer
Oct 27, 2023, 8:00 PM
PHOENIX — A convicted felon was arrested Wednesday in the shooting of a federal officer in Tucson, authorities said.
Jerardo Jay Rosales, 39, was charged with assault on a federal officer using a deadly or dangerous weapon and prohibited possession of a firearm by a convicted felon in the Oct. 17 incident, according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Arizona.
Rosales is accused of shooting the officer in the left arm with a pistol then fleeing in a vehicle.
The officer suffered an injury that wasn’t life-threatening.
The suspect could face up to 35 years in prison and a fine of up to $500,000 if convicted.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation is conducting the investigation in the case.