Looking for suspect who “left Maricopa County Sheriff’s Deputy on life support” in Avondale before stealing officer’s car
ARIZONA Police are looking for a suspect who left a Maricopa County deputy on life support in Avondale before stealing his vehicle on Saturday.
The Maricopa Police Department has named suspect Clinton Hurley, who they say was released from prison in December for child sex crimes.
Hurley reportedly rendered the deputy unconscious while being treated at the police station.
The suspect then allegedly took the deputy’s car and then hijacked another car in the Avondale area, Sheriff Paul Penzone said.
Witnesses said they saw a person lying on the ground injured around 11 a.m. local time, as reported ABC15.
According to AZcentral, the MP was found injured near the MCSO District II substation near Van Buren Street and Dysart Road.
“Today, just before 11 am, we found an assistant who was injured,” said spokesman Sgt. Monica Bretado.
“He was taken to hospital, and at the moment he is in critical condition.”
It is not known exactly how the anonymous officer was injured.
A multi-agency effort to apprehend the suspect is reportedly underway.
There was still a strong police presence in front of the police station on Saturday afternoon.
The Sun has contacted the police department but has yet to receive a response.
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