MARICOPA, Ariz. — An off-duty Border Patrol agent was involved in a shooting in the area of Honeycutt Road and Costa Del Sol Boulevard in Maricopa on Tuesday.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection said the suspect was armed and on the run from Maricopa police.
The border patrol agent was not injured. The suspect, identified as Codey Foy, was injured in his left hand.
Police said Foy had been involved in another incident earlier in the day.
The department issued a statement Tuesday:
“A few hours ago, an off-duty Border Patrol Agent encountered an armed fugitive, who was actively being sought by the Maricopa Police Department. During the encounter, the agent discharged his weapon striking the subject. The subject was taken to a local area hospital with non-life threatening injuries and is in the custody of Maricopa Police Department. The Border Patrol Agent was physically uninjured. Our Agents face dangers such as this, each and every day in the protection of our country. For more information, please contact the City of Maricopa Police Department.”