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Manhunt for suspect who escaped Maricopa County Sheriff's Office custody ends

Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone said a manhunt for a suspect who escaped custody and critically injured a deputy in the process came to end in the Tonopah area Saturday evening.

Penzone said a homeowner and the suspect, Clinton Hurley, exchanged gunfire and Hurley was severely injured. 

“We had deputies and tactical units in the immediate area. They were able to locate the suspect not too far away. He had been struck by the gunfire and was transported to the hospital where he is in critical condition," Penzone said. 

Penzone said the injured deputy was in critical condition at a hospital, where he was taken after another deputy found him unconscious and bleeding from his face.

The injured deputy is on life support and his identity hasn’t been released.

Tom Maxedon was the host of KJZZ’s Weekend Edition from 2017 to 2024.