Suspect shot by off-duty MCSO deputy in Phoenix

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(Source: 3TV/CBS 5) (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

A female suspect was shot by an off-duty deputy for Maricopa County Sheriff's Office Friday afternoon, according to Phoenix police. 

The incident occurred at a Food City near 32nd Street and McDowell Road at around 1 p.m.

Phoenix police said the shooting involved an off-duty MCSO deputy who was in uniform. The deputy, later identified as 27-year-old Alberto Sosa, was working security. He has been with MCSO for four years.

Police said two women were trying to use a stolen check and store management informed the deputy. Sosa was taking one of the women into custody when she grabbed a gun from her waistband and fired at the deputy. The officer fired back and struck the woman.

Sosa was not injured.

Police said the woman was taken to a hospital in critical condition.

The other woman fled from the scene. There is no description yet of the suspect who fled.

The shooting is under investigation.

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