Deputies shot at, suspect used scope mounted hunting rifle
By: Alex.email@example.com | The Navajo Post | May 5.
On late Friday, two Yavapai County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call of a disturbed individual.
The deputies had been asked by the father of the suspect, identified as 29-year-old Colt White, to counsel him regarding some behavioral issues he has been dealing with.
The father said White did not have permission to be at the home and would like for him to leave.
As the deputies arrived in the area, several gun shots were fired while they approached White home, the officers then retrieved their rifles from their vehicles as they sought for cover. Where they ordered the suspect to exit the home.
White, then surrendered within a few minutes and was taken into custody. Yavapai County said, the suspect decided not to engage them further. No rounds were fired by deputies during the incident. It is estimated the suspect fired at least 4 rounds, hitting both patrol vehicles at least once.
Deputies learned the suspect had forced entry into the father’s bedroom to obtain the scope mounted hunting rifle he used to shoot at them.
Yavapai County Sheriff said, “Sheriff Mascher would like to express his appreciation for the actions of both deputies in a time of grave danger as their response to the ambush was immediate, focused, and likely a factor in the suspect’s surrender.” No one was injured or shot.
White was charged with conduct causing Grave Risk as defined under 2nd degree Murder – Arizona Revised Statue – 2 counts, Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer – 2 counts, and Criminal Damage – 2 counts. No bond has been set.