TONOPAH, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -- A standoff that involved a fire fight between a teenager and deputies ended with the teen being taken into custody with no one hurt, the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office said on Monday.

Deputies said they got a domestic violence call around 12:30 p.m. in the area of 348th Avenue and Buckeye Road.

According to court documents, the father of 17-year-old Thomas Toupin-Vasquez had called 911 to report that his son was armed with a knife and said he would hurt anyone who came for him. 

When deputies got to the home they tried to negotiate with Toupin-Vasquez to leave  the house.

Documents state that Toupin-Vasquez then armed himself with a gun and pointed at deputies through a window and told them he would shoot them. 

Deputies backed away from the house and Toupin-Vasquez fired several rounds at them, striking a patrol vehicle several times, according to court documents. 

Deputies fired back at Toupin-Vasquez.

No one was hit and both sides retreated. Toupin-Vasquez then barricaded himself inside of the residence, triggering an hours-long stand off. 

He eventually surrendered around 5:30 p.m. 

He was arrested on eight counts of aggravated assault and one count of misconduct involving weapons. 

“I am thankful our deputies were physically unharmed and the suspect was eventually extracted without any loss of life," Sheriff Paul Penzone said in a statement.

 


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