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Knife-wielding man shot in Fountain Hills booked into jail

Posted at 1:56 PM, Jan 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-09 15:56:05-05

FOUNTAIN HILLS, Ariz. (AP) - A man who was shot and wounded in Fountain Hills after allegedly advancing toward a Maricopa County Sheriff's sergeant with a knife has been booked into jail.

Sheriff's officials say 18-year-old Ismail Hamed of Fountain Hills is being held on suspicion of aggravated assault on a police officer and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

It was unclear Wednesday if Hamed has a lawyer yet.

Sheriff's officials say Hamed called 911 on Monday night saying he wanted to talk to a deputy at MCSO's Fountain Hills substation northeast of Phoenix.

They say an unidentified sergeant contacted Hamed outside the substation and the suspect allegedly started throwing rocks at him.

Hamed allegedly advanced toward the sergeant with a knife despite repeated commands for him to drop it before shots were fired.