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Deputy, suspect hospitalized in Dudleyville shooting

Suspect identified
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Posted at 10:02 PM, Mar 30, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-01 01:25:00-04

DUDLEYVILLE, Ariz. — Updated on March 31, 2022 at 9:28 p.m.

On March 30, 2022, a Pinal County Sheriff's deputy and a suspect were both hospitalized after shooting each other.

The suspect has been identified as 39-year-old Jason Forrester.

He remains in the hospital in stable condition.

Forrester also had an active warrant for dangerous drug possession.

He has previously served multiple sentences with ADCRR for burglary, weapons offenses, aggravated assault, and drug violations. He is also an affiliate of the Arian Brotherhood group.

Stay with KGUN 9 as we continue to follow this developing story.

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Both a sheriff's deputy and the suspect he was investigating have been hospitalized after the two shot each other.

It happened around 7 Wednesday evening.

The Pinal County Sheriff's Office says the deputy was responding to a trespassing area. They say the suspect shot the officer when he arrived on the scene.

The deputy then shot back, hitting the suspect.

Both of them went to the hospital, but Pinal County couldn't provide an update on their conditions.

Stay with KGUN 9 as we continue to follow this developing story.

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Brooke Long is an executive producer for KGUN 9 by way of Wichita Falls, Texas where she worked at KFDX-TV. Brooke graduated from Midwestern State University in 2014 where she studied journalism and television production. Share your story ideas and important issues with Brooke by emailing brooke.long@kgun9.com or by connecting on Twitter.

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