PHOENIX — The Phoenix Police Department said a suspect is in custody after an hours-long standoff at a home in north Phoenix Tuesday afternoon.
The situation started near 32nd Street and Union Hills Drive after authorities said the suspect shot at police officers. The suspect then barricaded himself inside a house nearby.
A department lieutenant was injured by shrapnel from the shooting, police said. The lieutenant was treated at the scene and didn't require hospitalization.
Just after 7 p.m., police tweeted the suspect was in custody but said the scene was still active so to avoid the area if possible.
The suspect, identified as 25-year-old Jose Samaniego Chacon Junior, was booked into jail on numerous counts of aggravated assault against police, among others.
Stay with 12 News for updates on this developing story.
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