Man hospitalized with a gunshot wound after shootout with MCSO deputies in Litchfield Park

·1 min read
On Saturday night a man was threatening residents of Litchfield Park, who knew him, with a gun, according to a statement from Maricopa County Sheriff's Office.
On Saturday night a man was threatening residents of Litchfield Park, who knew him, with a gun, according to a statement from Maricopa County Sheriff's Office.

A man was hospitalized after a police shooting in Litchfield Park on Saturday.

At 7:30 p.m., Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a domestic violence report near Perryville Road and Olive Avenue. A man had entered a home in the area and was threatening the residents, who knew him, with a gun, according to a statement from spokesperson Sgt. Monica Bretado.

Deputies surrounded the house and gave the man several commands to exit, all of which he refused, police say.

The man later emerged from the garage with a gun and threatened the officers, Bretado said. It is unclear from the statement how he threatened them. At that point, police say gunfire was exchanged between the man and deputies before the man then retreated back into the house.

A SWAT team entered the house and took the man into custody without further incident. He had suffered a gunshot wound and was taken to the hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening. It is unknown if the injuries he received were from a self-inflicted gunshot or from the shootout with deputies, Bretado said.

No deputies were injured.

The investigation is still in its early stages and no other information is available, according to Bretado.

Reach criminal justice reporter Gloria Rebecca Gomez at grgomez@gannett.com or on Twitter @glorihuh.

Support Local Journalism. Subscribe to azcentral.com today

This article originally appeared on Arizona Republic: Man hospitalized with gunshot wound after MCSO shootout