14-year-old accused of shooting at DPS officers during stop
PHOENIX (AP) — State troopers say no one was injured when they exchanged gunfire with a 14-year-old boy during a vehicle pursuit in Phoenix.
The Arizona Department of Public Safety said in a news release the incident happened around 12:15 a.m. Wednesday in west Phoenix.
A trooper was attempting to stop a car traveling without headlights on.
The suspect continued driving, but then he stopped and pulled out a handgun.
Authorities say he shot at troopers and one returned fire.
The teen then abandoned the vehicle and ran away.
A Phoenix police helicopter found him in an alley, and he was taken into custody.
He was booked into a juvenile facility on suspicion of attempted first-degree murder, aggravated assault and misconduct with a weapon.
The Department of Public Safety is leading the investigation.