Phoenix police officer accused of domestic violence

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Armando Ramirez By Jennifer Thomas Armando Ramirez By Jennifer Thomas

CASA GRANDE, Ariz. -- A Phoenix police officer was arrested on domestic violence charges in Casa Grande over the weekend.

Police officers responded to multiple calls of a gunshot in the 1900 block of North Renford Lane early Saturday morning.

Police said Casa Grande resident Armando Ramirez, 37, discharged a firearm during a domestic dispute. No one was injured by the gunshot.

After further investigation, officers arrested Ramirez for allegedly assaulting his wife and discharging a firearm. 

Ramirez was booked into the Pinal County Jail for one count of aggravated assault/domestic violence, one count of disorderly conduct with a weapon, and one count of unlawful discharge of a weapon.

Ramirez is a five-year member of the Phoenix Police Department assigned to the South Mountain Precinct.

"The Phoenix Police Department is extremely concerned about the alleged conduct of our employee and for the welfare of his family," police spokesman Sgt. Trent Crump said in a news release.

Ramirez is on leave until the investigation is completed by both the Casa Grande Police Department and the Pinal County Attorney's Office.

Crump said appropriate action will be taken when the facts of the case are known and have been reviewed.