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Police: Suspect wounded in exchange of gunfire after wreck

January 17, 2018

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Peoria police say a man is hospitalized with injuries that aren’t life-threatening after being shot during an exchange of gunfire with at least one officer following a five-vehicle wreck involving the suspect.

No officers were injured in the Wednesday morning incident which occurred near 79th Avenue and Thunderbird Road.

Police say the suspect left the scene of the wreck and was followed by police to a backyard where the exchange of gunfire occurred.

The suspect’s identity wasn’t released and no additional information was immediately available.

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