- Associated Press - Thursday, January 7, 2016

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - A Pima County Sheriff’s deputy has shot and wounded a man near Tucson who fled from U.S. marshals last week.

Sheriff’s officials say 25-year-old Kyle Montgomery was shot Wednesday in a rural area northwest of Tucson.

Montgomery was shot in the shoulder and taken to a Tucson hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

He’s been booked into jail on suspicion of possession of a prohibited weapon and possession of a weapon by a prohibited person.

Authorities say Montgomery was armed with a modified short-barrel rifle. A deputy perceived a serious threat and fired a shot at the man.

Deputies responded to the area after receiving a report of a suspicious man at a store.

When deputies arrived, Montgomery ran into bushes and deputies gave repeated commands for him to come out.


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