Police used a Taser to subdue a man suspected of firing a shot into an ambulance with four people inside.
Three Phoenix police officers were hurt trying to take Leroy Scott, 25, into custody early Sunday morning.
Officers responding to a “shots fired” call located a Southwest Ambulance outside Phoenix Baptist Hospital in the 2000 block of W. Bethany Home Road at around 3:10 a.m.
The driver said a shot was fired into the vehicle. No one was hit. The gunman fled in a blue Ford Mustang.
A short time later, a clerk at a Circle K called police after a man, later identified as Scott, tried to rob the convenience store, Phoenix Police Sgt. Vince Lewis said.
Scott fired a shot while in the parking lot and then went inside the store, Lewis said. He walked behind the counter, told the clerk he was armed and opened the register, according to Lewis.
“Fearing for his safety, the clerk left the store and called police,” Scott said.
When officers arrived, Scott resisted arrest and police deployed a Taser. The three officers who were hurt were treated for minor cuts and scrapes.
“Leroy Scott was positively identified as the suspect who shot at the ambulance,” Lewis said.
Scott was booked into jail on numerous felony charges, including aggravated assault, discharging a firearm within city limits, aggravated assault on police and resisting arrest.
[Google map: 2000 W. Bethany Home Rd.]
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