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Police ID man arrested for firing at officer in west Phoenix

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Posted at 1:37 PM, May 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-23 16:37:21-04

PHOENIX (AP) - Authorities have identified a man arrested after allegedly firing gunshots at a police officer from a second-story window in west Phoenix.

Phoenix police say 39-year-old Rafael Qintero Cazzarez is jailed on suspicion of federal firearms and drug violations.

It's unclear if he has a lawyer yet.

Police were called after people reported hearing multiple gunshots in a neighborhood around 4:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Arriving officers searched for the shooter and residents directed them to the suspect's home.

As one officer approached the house, police say the suspect began firing.

The officer took cover behind a parked vehicle and wasn't injured.

Police say they talked to the shooter and he came out of the home and was arrested without incident.

They say two guns were later recovered from inside the suspect's home.