PHOENIX — A suspect wounded last week in an exchange of gunfire with a Phoenix police officer has been arrested after being released from a hospital.
Police say 35-year-old Jeffrey Werner was booked into jail on suspicion of attempted murder of a police officer, unlawful flight from law enforcement and being a prohibited possessor of a firearm.
They say the officer’s bulletproof vest stopped at least one round on Sept. 20 and he was taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The incident began when officers attempted to stop the driver of a 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.