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One suspect has been arrested and a second is still at-large in an ambush-style shooting of Arizona troopers on Thursday, officials said.
The suspect in custody allegedly fired multiple rounds at parked DPS detectives in Phoenix, according to the Arizona Department of Public Safety.
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The FBI has joined the search of the gunman who attacked deputies. The two deputies, both shot multiple times as they sat in their patrol vehicle Saturday night, were listed in stable condition on Monday in a Los Angeles hospital after undergoing surgery, officials told ABC News.
Arizona DPS spokesman Capt. Jesse Galvezthat the shooting occurred right before 9 a.m. local time on Thursday. Two detectives were in an unmarked car in police attire in the area for an ongoing operation, he said, when a silver four-door Infiniti "pulled up next to them and honked their horn."
"At that point, the passenger of that Infiniti got out, raised an assault rifle at our two detectives and began to fire," Galvez said at the briefing.
Compton dad scared for his life after being falsely accused in shooting of 2 L.A. County sheriff’s deputies
A Compton, Calif., man is living in fear after being incorrectly listed as a suspect int he ambush shooting of two sheriff’s deputies in Los Angeles on Saturday. © Facebook Darnell Hicks “Don’t feel safe at all, if I die y’all know what happen,” Darnell Hicks, 33, said in a Facebook message Monday night after a social media post with his name and driver’s license photo falsely accused him of being the gunman.“I don’t know what’s going on, but whoever keeps framing me, making it seem like I shot two sheriffs when I was out dirt biking all Saturday, come on now,” he said in an Instagram video.
The troopers then got out of their car and returned fire, he said. The driver fled the scene, leaving the alleged shooter behind, he continued.
Neither the troopers nor the alleged gunman were injured, authorities said.
The suspect in custody was identified by authorities as a 17-year-old male. The troopers found the assault rifle near the alleged shooter, Galvez said.
Arizona DPSof the car that the gunman was allegedly a passenger in, describing it as a possible 2008 to 2013 Infiniti model G-37 with custom wheels and a temporary plate.
DPS detectives were still looking for the driver and car as of early Thursday afternoon.
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