A man injured during a confrontation with police in Prescott Valley has been released from a hospital and now faces nine felony charges, officials said.
Robert Moreno, 33, of Prescott Valley, is accused of firing gunshots at several Prescott Valley police officers who attempted to contact him on April 5 at about 11 p.m., police said.
Officers called for backups as they returned fire, police said. One of the arriving officers saw a man with a handgun who he “deemed to be a threat,” Prescott Valley police said in a press release. The officer used his vehicle to knock the man to the the ground, police said. He was identified by police as Moreno.
Moreno was arrested at the scene, but he suffered serious injuries when struck by the vehicle, police said. He was initially treated in Prescott Valley, but later taken to a Phoenix hospital for additional care, police said.
Police said Moreno is expected to be returned to Yavapai County and face three counts of aggravated assault on a law-enforcement officer, three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, one count of discharge of a firearm at a structure, one count of misconduct involving weapons, and one count of discharge of a firearm within town limits.
None of the four officers involved was seriously injured.
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