Trooper-Involved Shooting Near I-17 and Grant Street

Incident Status
Incident Date
Wednesday, August 10, 2022
Department Report Number

On Wednesday, August 10, 2022, at approximately 7:38 p.m., an AZDPS trooper attempted to stop a white Dodge Challenger on Interstate 10 near Interstate 17 in Phoenix. The Dodge Challenger continued south on I-17, exiting at Grant Street and striking a concrete divider.

The suspect driver fled on foot, shot at the trooper, and the trooper returned fire. The suspect fired rounds at a second and third trooper in the area.

AZDPS SWAT and on-scene troopers took the suspect into custody in the area of 22nd Avenue and Hadley Street.

The suspect, identified as 37-year-old Douglas L. Clifton, of Phoenix, was treated and released from the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Clifton was booked into the Maricopa County Jail on multiple charges, including:

  • Attempted first degree murder (3 counts)
  • Aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer (3 counts)
  • Aggravated assault with a deadly weapon (3 counts)


One trooper sustained minor injuries.

The investigation is ongoing.