A Maricopa County Sheriff's Office deputy is recovering today after being shot multiple times early Saturday morning in an ambush-style drive-by shooting.
The incident occurred as the deputy was engaged in an unrelated DUI investigation along Price Road at approximately 2 a.m. on Saturday.
As the deputy was speaking with individuals inside the car, a different vehicle drove by and one of the occupants opened fire on the deputy.
The deputy was struck multiple times in the lower extremities. He was taken to a local hospital where he underwent surgery. He is listed in stable condition.
The incident left Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio enraged.
"When I look at the circumstances, my blood is boiling," Arpaio said.
He continued, "Something is wrong out there and has to be corrected. When I say war on cops, I think that’s a good title I give it, that’s what it is – a war on cops.”
Sheriff Arpaio concluded, "I don’t want to call him a scumbag, a coward, but I would like him to surrender, face the music, be a man.”
The investigation is ongoing.