PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities say an off-duty deputy with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office who was working security at a Phoenix supermarket shot and wounded a woman suspected of trying to cash a stolen check.
Police say the woman was one of two people who were trying to cash the check Friday afternoon.
The uniformed security guard approached after being alerted by a cashier and the woman started to run. He caught her by the back of the shirt, and police say that’s when she pulled a gun from her waistband and fired it over her shoulder.
The guard returned fire, hitting the woman. The other suspect got away.
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Police did not immediately release the name of the suspect or the guard. They did say he has been with the sheriff’s office for three years.