On Wednesday, April 3, 2019, at approximately 12:14 AM, an Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) trooper driving a fully marked patrol vehicle attempted to stop a Mercury passenger vehicle near Bethany Home Road and 31
The male suspect failed to yield to the trooper’s emergency lights and siren and continued to the area of 41
A Phoenix Police Department helicopter tracked the suspect to an alley southeast of Maryland and 43
The troopers and the suspect were not injured during the exchange of gunfire. There were no passengers in the vehicle.
The suspect is 14 years old and was booked into the Maricopa County Durango Juvenile Facility on charges of attempted first degree murder, aggravated assault, and misconduct with a weapon.
AZDPS detectives are leading the investigation and updates will be provided when they become available.