Updated Sep 20, 2012 - 10:19 am
Officer-involved shooting in Phoenix injures 1
PHOENIX -- At least one person has been seriously wounded Thursday morning after a Maricopa County Sheriff's Office SWAT team attempted to serve a warrant at a West Valley home.
No officers were injured during the drug-related operation.
A male believed to be in his late 50s shot at deputies at a home near 51st Avenue and Bell Road. Deputies returned fire. The unidentified man was taken to a hospital, where he is expected to survive.
"We're going to defend oursevles every time that we're out there," Sheriff Joe Arpaio said, adding it was fortunate that no officers were hurt.
A handful of departments were involved in the call, including Glendale Police.