Troopers Shot At During Pursuit
Yavapai County, Arizona- At 8 a.m., an Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) Trooper attempted to make a traffic stop on a gold Honda passenger car for a traffic violation on southbound I-17 at milepost 244 (one mile north of Black Canyon City). The vehicle failed to yield to our trooper and a pursuit was initiated.
Shortly after the initiation of the pursuit troopers were notified the vehicle was reported stolen out of New Mexico. Approximately six minutes after the initial traffic stop attempt, troopers advised shots were fired at their vehicles from the suspect vehicle. The pursuit continued southbound on I-17 where the vehicle exited the freeway west onto Carefree Highway. With the assistance of the Maricopa County Sherriff’s Office (MCSO), Phoenix Police Department (PPD) and helicopters from both PPD and AZDPS, the vehicle was located behind the Albertsons Grocery Store located on the northeast corner of Carefree Highway and North Valley Parkway.
After a thorough search of the area and with the help of witnesses, the suspects were taken into custody without incident at the bagel shop of the west side of North Valley Parkway. The suspects are only identified and a male and female until their identities can be properly confirmed.
AZDPS Detectives are the lead investigators.
AZDPS would like to thank the assisting law enforcement agencies as well as the vigilant citizens who provided invaluable information to help apprehend the suspects without further incident.
The suspects were booked into the Maricopa County Jail.