Suspect arrested after reportedly shooting at DPS trooper

Suspect arrested after reportedly shooting at DPS trooper
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TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - A 33-year-old man is charged with aggravated assault after reportedly shooting towards an Arizona Department of Public Safety trooper Friday morning.

According to a news release, the incident happened just after midnight on 27th Avenue in Phoenix.

Phoenix Police Sergeant Maggie Cox says the trooper was in the middle of a traffic stop when Victor Manuel Zuniga began firing shots towards the trooper. Phoenix police and DPS arrived on the scene and took the suspect into custody.

The two-year veteran of the department was not injured in the shooting.

Zuniga was booked into the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office jail and also faces a weapons violation charge.

This incident is still under investigation.

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