- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 20, 2017

PHOENIX (AP) - Authorities say a Phoenix police officer and a suspect were wounded while exchanging gunfire Wednesday night.

Phoenix Police Sgt. Mercedes Fortune says the officer’s bullet-proof vest stopped at least one bullet. He was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The incident began when Phoenix police officers attempted to stop the driver of a white truck in Glendale. The driver and officers exchanged gunfire before the suspect fled.

A helicopter tracked the truck to central Phoenix, where officers deployed tire-deflating devices. When the truck stopped, the driver jumped out while firing at officers.

At least one bullet struck the suspect before a police dog was released to detain him. The suspect was in serious condition when he was taken to the hospital.



Authorities have not released the identity of the suspect or the officer.

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