A 37-year-old man has been charged with three counts of attempted first-degree murder in connection with a Wednesday night shooting that involved three state troopers.
At approximately 7:38 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10, an Arizona Department of Public Safety trooper attempted to stop a white Dodge Challenger on Interstate 10 near Interstate 17 in Phoenix, according to DPS officials.
“The Dodge Challenger continued south on I-17, exiting at Grant Street and striking a concrete divider,” the agency stated in a release. “The suspect driver fled on foot, shot at the trooper, and the trooper returned fire. The suspect fired rounds at a second and third trooper in the area.”
Arizona DPS SWAT and on-scene troopers took the suspect into custody near 22nd Avenue and Hadley Street, authorities said.
The suspect, identified as 37-year-old Douglas L. Clifton of Phoenix was treated and released from the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Clifton was booked into the Maricopa County Jail on multiple charges, including:
One trooper sustained minor injuries, and the investigation is ongoing, DPS officials said.