Ismail Hamed

FOUNTAIN HILLS, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -- The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday identified the suspect in a deputy-involved shooting in Fountain Hills earlier this week.

Ismail Hamed, 18, was shot and injured Monday. No deputies were hurt.

Sgt. Joaquin Enriquez said Hamed was booked into the Fourth Avenue Jail Tuesday night. He is facing two counts of aggravated assault on a police officer and one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

MCSO says it all started Monday afternoon, when a man repeatedly called 911, stating that he wanted to talk to a deputy at the MCSO District 7 substation.

Just after 5:30 p.m., an MCSO sergeant went outside to the substation parking lot and made contact with the caller, later identified as Hamed.

According to MCSO, Hamed, who is a resident of Fountain Hills, began throwing rocks at the sergeant.

MCSO says Hamed then brandished a knife and advanced toward the sergeant, despite his repeated commands for Hamed to drop the weapon.

The sergeant "discharged his service weapon, which incapacitated the suspect," according to MCSO.

First aid was rendered on scene and Hamed was transported to the hospital. He has since been released and booked.

The sergeant involved in the shooting has been with MCSO for 12 years; he has been a sergeant for two years.

MCSO has not released his name nor have investigators said anything about what might have precipitated Hamed's alleged actions. 

This marks the first law enforcement-involved shooting of 2019 in the Valley.


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