Suspect in deputy-involved shooting in Mesa arrested

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Johnny Shane McNeel By Jennifer Thomas Johnny Shane McNeel By Jennifer Thomas

MESA, Ariz. -- Sheriff's deputies set up a perimeter around a Mesa neighborhood Wednesday morning after a confrontation between a suspect and a deputy ended in gunfire.

It started while a Maricopa County sheriff's deputy was on a routine patrol in the area of Crismon and Broadway roads. At about 1 a.m., the deputy spotted a person from a previous traffic stop. MCSO has identified the suspect as Johnny Shane McNeel.

McNeel and the deputy began struggling. McNeel then pulled a gun and pointed it at the deputy. When he pulled the trigger, the gun misfired.

The deputy fired back at McNeel twice, but he ran away. It's not clear if McNeel was wounded.

McNeel, who has a distinctive "480" tattoo on his chin, was later arrested without incident. He was booked on weapons charges; additional charges are pending.

The deputy was not injured.