Suspect wounded in officer-involved shooting in Mesa

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MESA, Ariz. -- Mesa police are investigating an officer-involved shooting on Main Street west of Gilbert Road.

The U.S. Marshals Service was working with the Mesa Police Department to serve a felony search warrant on a subject.

Authorities noticed the 24-year-old man trying to get into a car outside a Mesa hotel. There reportedly were two other people inside the vehicle.

According to Mesa police Detective Steve Berry, the suspect jumped in the car and tried to get away by ramming two unmarked police vehicles. A Mesa officer opened fire, hitting the man.

The suspect, identified as Jesse Espinoza, is in serious but stable condition at a local hospital.

No officers were injured in the incident.

Berry said officers were trying to take Espinoza into custody on a felony weapons misconduct warrant at the time of the shooting.