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Court docs reveal suspect was driving nearly 125 mph before crash near I-17, Greenway Road

The incident closed I-17 near Deer Valley for most of the morning last Friday.

PHOENIX — Editor's note: The above video is from a previous newscast.

Court documents revealed new information about the police incident that closed I-17 near Deer Valley on Friday.

According to officials, Colin Downs was arrested after allegedly shooting at an officer and fleeing the scene causing a crash involving three vehicles.

Interstate 17 southbound was closed for several hours Friday morning as police investigated the scene near I-17 and Greenway Road. Phoenix police said there were no serious injuries reported following the crash. 

According to court documents, Downs was driving south on I-17 when he passed a uniformed Phoenix police lieutenant on a marked police motorcycle near the 303 exit. The document continues to explain that as the lieutenant began to initiate a traffic stop on Downs's vehicle, a 2010 Ford Focus, the lieutenant saw Downs shoot out through the back window of his car.

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As Downs began driving down the freeway at speeds more than 125 miles per hour, the lieutenant saw objects being thrown from the driver's side window, the document read. A black handgun and gun parts were later found in the area this was observed.

Officials said Downs exited the freeway at the Greenway exit and ran a red light, crashing into a box truck. 

Downs was later arrested and no serious injuries were reported from the crash. The officer involved in the initial shooting incident was not injured.

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