- Associated Press - Tuesday, November 8, 2016

CASA GRANDE, Ariz. (AP) - Authorities are investigating after a Pinal County deputy shot a suspect who was wielding a wooden stake.

The Casa Grande Dispatch reports (https://bit.ly/2eRsZCA ) that deputies responded Sunday to reports of a suspicious man at a mobile home community in Casa Grande. When deputies arrived they found the 31-year-old suspect carrying the stake, which he refused to drop despite verbal commands from deputies.

Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu says the suspect was approaching the deputy while swinging the stake in a threatening manner. As the suspect got close the deputy fired three rounds, striking the suspect.

The suspect reportedly then dropped his stake and complied with orders. The suspect was transported to the Maricopa Medical Center, where he was listed in stable condition.

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Information from: Casa Grande Dispatch.


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