Man in custody after shots fired near hospital, kidnapping

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - A man is in custody after multiple gunshots were fired in the parking lot of the Canyon Vista Medical Center in Sierra Vista.

Sierra Vista police say 24-year-old Quatavius Crudup fired a handgun twice during a physical confrontation with a woman he took hostage in the north parking lot of the hospital. No one was injured.

A bystander pulled out his own handgun and pointed it at Crudup, ordering him to release the woman. Officers say Crudup pointed his gun at the bystander and then forced the woman into a car with him before fleeing onto eastbound Highway 90.

Officers pursued Crudup's vehicle for about 10 miles after responding to the reports of gunshots fired.

The suspect surrendered, was arrested and is being held at the Cochise County Jail. Crudup has been charged with five counts of aggravated assault, one count of kidnapping, and one count of felony fleeing.

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