EL MIRAGE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -- Two suspects were hurt in a shooting involving federal agents in El Mirage late Wednesday night, according to the FBI.

The shooting happened at the intersection of Thompson Ranch Road and the US Highway 60 around 11 p.m.

[VIDEO: 2 hurt in shooting involving FBI]

FBI spokeswoman Jill McCabe said members of the FBI's Violent Crimes Task Force were involved in a shooting with a suspect while executing a felony warrant.

She said three people were in the suspect vehicle at the time of the shooting.

[PHOTOS: FBI investigating shooting involving federal agents in El Mirage]

One suspect was injured and treated on scene. McCabe said that suspect is now in custody.

A second suspect was taken to a hospital and a third individual was uninjured and is being questioned.

McCabe said on Thursday evening one of the suspects is identified as 32-year-old Ernesto Izaguirre. The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office has him in custody.

However, she didn't say which of the three he was, only he was the main person agents were looking for.

The other two have not been identified.

McCabe said no law enforcement officers were injured and the shooting remains under investigation.

[MAP: 2019 officer-involved shootings in Arizona]

Video shot at the scene showed a red truck blocked in by a white truck and black mini van with numerous bullet holes in the windshield. One of the vehicles had several firearms inside.

The US Highway 60 was closed in both directions from Thompson Ranch Road to 111th Avenue for the investigation, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. It reopened just before 8:30 a.m.

This is the 24th officer-involved shooting that has happened in the Valley in 2019.


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(10) comments


Fascinating to note the difference in how the FBI handles the press versus how local police agencies handle them. The FBI gives the media a very basic story then tells the media to pound sand and the story drops from the headlines. Conversely, local PDs cow tow to the media and continue to feed them tidbits of information and the story stays alive for days and days. There's a lesson to be learned there...


AZFamily - Why ZERO COVERAGE of the story of young female Sacramento police officer slain in the line of duty yesterday?? (Or the other 57 officers who have died in the line of duty this year, for that matter...)


I'm happy to see that all of the agents were unharmed. THANK YOU, agents, for putting your lives on the line to protect US.


Neck and or face tattoos are bad news!!


I heard Izaguirre is demanding $20 Million for fleeing Police...... Why are almost all violent crimes committed in WEST PHOENIX? COMPTON of the 2020's!


fire the officers for creating a burden on the taxpayers.


it's always that kind of people [ban]


Yes, you should be banned.


you're proof people are stupid and should be shot.


Too bad, Phoenix mayor, as much as you'll whine about this one, you can't fire/reassign the FBI.

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