Suspect wounded in shootout with DPS SWAT, ending overnight standoff in eastern Arizona

Jun 10, 2024, 8:18 AM

File photo of a DPS cruiser. A suspect was wounded early Monday, June 10, 2024, after exchanging gu...

A suspect was wounded early Monday, June 10, 2024, after exchanging gunfire with Arizona Department of Transportation SWAT in eastern Arizona. (Facebook Photo/Arizona Department of Public Safety)

(Facebook Photo/Arizona Department of Public Safety)

PHOENIX – A suspect was wounded in a shootout that ended an overnight standoff with SWAT personnel in eastern Arizona, authorities said Monday morning.

Local authorities called in Arizona Department of Public Safety SWAT around 8:50 p.m. Sunday to help with a barricade situation near Show Low, according to DPS. Show Low is about 180 miles northeast of downtown Phoenix.

The suspect allegedly had been firing at Apache County Sheriff’s Office deputies in the area of US 60 and Apache County Road 3095, DPS said. White Mountain Regional SWAT was also at the scene.

How did eastern Arizona standoff come to an end?

After hours of negotiations, around 2:40 a.m., the suspect allegedly began shooting at DPS SWAT members, who returned fire.

The suspect was wounded during the shootout. The individual was taken into custody and transported to a Phoenix-area hospital for treatment.

No law enforcement personnel were injured during the incident.

The DPS Major Incident Division is investigating the shooting.

No other information was made available.

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Suspect wounded in shootout with DPS SWAT, ending overnight standoff in eastern Arizona