Deputies shot and injured a man who led authorities on a high-speed chase across the West Valley that stemmed from a home invasion Monday morning, according to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office.
Mitchell Newmoon, 37, is hospitalized with non-critical injuries and no deputies were injured in the exchange, Sheriff’s Office spokesman Sgt. Calbert Gillett said.
Officials said Newmoon entered a home in Buckeye Monday morning and stole a vehicle after demanding the keys from the occupant, a mother with her two children.
He then led police on a high-speed chase that ended near U.S. 60 and Gates Road in Morristown, northwest of Phoenix, Gillett said.
At a press conference, Sgt. Joaquin Enriquez said troopers were able to disable the vehicle by using the OnStar security system built into the car.
Gillett said Newmoon fired shots and deputies returned fire, striking him at least once.
After treatment for non-life-threatening injuries, Newmoon was booked into the Fourth Avenue Jail on numerous felony charges.
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