Man who shot officer, fled from Phoenix police now in custody

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A suspect wounded last week in an exchange of gunfire with a Phoenix police officer has been arrested after being released from a hospital. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5/MCSO) A suspect wounded last week in an exchange of gunfire with a Phoenix police officer has been arrested after being released from a hospital. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5/MCSO)
35-year-old Jeffrey Werner. (Source: MCSO) 35-year-old Jeffrey Werner. (Source: MCSO)
The incident began when officers attempted to stop the driver of a truck in Glendale. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) The incident began when officers attempted to stop the driver of a truck in Glendale. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
PHOENIX (AP) -

A suspect wounded last week in an exchange of gunfire with a Phoenix police officer has been arrested after being released from a hospital.

Police say 35-year-old Jeffrey Werner was booked into jail on suspicion of attempted murder of a police officer, unlawful flight from law enforcement and being a prohibited possessor of a firearm.

[ORIGINAL STORY: Officer, suspect hurt in shooting at end of police chase in central Phoenix]

They say the officer's bulletproof vest stopped at least one round on Sept. 20 and he was taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The incident began when officers attempted to stop the driver of a truck in Glendale.

[PDF: Original police report on Jeffrey Werner]

The driver and officers exchanged gunfire before the suspect fled.

A helicopter tracked the truck to central Phoenix, where officers deployed tire-deflating devices.

When the truck stopped, the driver jumped out while firing at officers.

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