- Associated Press - Friday, May 20, 2016

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) - Authorities say a man is in custody after allegedly firing shots at a Maricopa County Sheriff’s deputy outside a substation west of Phoenix.

Sheriff Joe Arpaio says the unidentified deputy wasn’t injured with the substation’s bulletproof doors absorbing the shots Friday afternoon.

Reporters at the scene counted up to six bullet marks in the door’s bulletproof glass at the District III substation in Surprise.

Arpaio says the deputy was walking in the door about 4 p.m. when the suspect reportedly pulled up in a car and fired multiple shots.

It’s unclear if the deputy was targeted and authorities say a possible motive for the shooting isn’t immediately known.

Arpaio says deputies found other firearms inside the suspect’s car after a search.

The suspect has been identified as 38-year-old Jonathan David Perez.


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