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UPDATE: Maricopa County deputy attacked by suspect to donate organs

Maricopa County deputy Juan M. Ruiz is on life support and his organs will be donated. Ruiz was...
Maricopa County deputy Juan M. Ruiz is on life support and his organs will be donated. Ruiz was attacked by a suspect on Saturday, Oct. 9.(Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Oct. 9, 2021 at 5:51 PM MST|Updated: Oct. 11, 2021 at 10:23 AM MST
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AVONDALE, AZ (3TV/CBS5) – The Maricopa County deputy attacked by a suspect over the weekend is on life support and his organs will be donated.

On Monday, Oct. 11, Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone said Juan M. Ruiz is being kept on life support so his organs can be harvested.

“Please continue to keep Deputy Juan M. Ruiz’s family and loved ones in your thoughts and prayers,” the MCSO said in a tweet. “Thank you to everyone for the love and support during this very difficult time.”

Ruiz spent the last three years with the MCSO.

Clinton Hurley
Clinton Hurley(Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)

The suspect, 30-year-old Clinton Robert Hurley, allegedly attacked Ruiz while being processed at an MCSO facility in Avondale Saturday morning. Ruiz was found unconscious and bleeding from his face by co-workers.

Hurley, who was in custody for previous warrants, allegedly stole Ruiz’s vehicle and crashed it before carjacking another victim.

He was later shot by a homeowner during an incident in Tonopah. Hurley was in stable condition Monday morning, according to Penzone.

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