ADOT officer involved in Chandler shooting, suspect located with gunshot wound

Posted at 7:55 AM, Jan 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-17 22:06:35-05

A suspect is in custody following a shooting involving an Arizona Department of Transportation officer in Chandler on Thursday morning.

ADOT officers were in the area of Alma School Road and Chandler Boulevard serving a search warrant. The suspect, identified as 26-year-old Kamari Ameir Diamond, was wanted on felony charges.

ADOT says they contacted Diamond, who jumped into a vehicle.

Diamond reportedly tried to flee the scene in the car and grazed the officer with the vehicle.

At that time, another ADOT officer fired into the vehicle.

Around 2 p.m. Thursday, police say Diamond was located near Alma School Road and Frye Road with a gunshot wound to the hand. The suspect was taken to the hospital for treatment. A second person arrested at the location was questioned as an "investigative lead" by police, but is not facing any charges.

Diamond's car was found empty in a nearby business parking lot with blood inside.

Police say no officers were injured.