Officer-involved shooting in southern Ariz.

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by The Associated Press and Andrew Michalscheck

azfamily.com

Posted on October 3, 2012 at 6:39 AM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 3 at 3:42 PM

NACO, Ariz. (AP) -- Authorities say a man who fled from southern Arizona police officers was taken into custody and treated for a gunshot wound.

The officer-involved shooting took place Tuesday night in the Naco area near the U.S.-Mexico line. Earlier Tuesday, a Border Patrol agent was shot to death and another wounded in the same area.

Cochise County Sheriff's spokeswoman Carol Capas says the situation began when Bisbee Police received a call from a woman who claimed that a man who had been ordered to leave her alone was following her on a motorcycle.

Authorities attempted to pull the man over, but he fled on his motorcycle reaching speeds up to 100 mph.

The man eventually stopped while driving on a dirt road. He reportedly turned around and began driving at officers who had stopped behind him.

One officer fired two rounds at the motorcycle driver, but the man was still able to flee the scene.

According to the Cochise County Sheriff's Office, the man wound up ditching his bike and ran to a home in Naco.

The homeowner proceeded to call 9-1-1, and the man was apprehended. He was taken to the hospital to be treated for injuries, and was eventually released.

Bisbee Police will be pursuing criminal charges against the man.

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