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Suspect in custody after shots fired at deputies in Valle

Aaron Rose is a suspect in an assault in Valle Sept. 14. (Photo/CCSO)

Aaron Rose is a suspect in an assault in Valle Sept. 14. (Photo/CCSO)

VALLE, Ariz. – A man is in custody after a lengthy search for a suspect who fired shots at law enforcement officers responding to a domestic violence incident in Valle, Arizona Sept. 14. No officers were injured in the shooting.

Law enforcement officers took Aaron Rose, 51, of Valle, into custody without incident around 10 p.m. Thursday evening after an extensive search throughout the community. Deputies found Rose at a nearby Valle residence being held at gunpoint by the property owner, according to a Coconino County Sheriff’s Office release.

Rose was interviewed by deputies and then booked into Coconino County Detention Facility in Flagstaff on charges of aggravated assault and burglary.

The incident began earlier on Sept. 14, around 6:50 a.m., when Coconino County Sheriff’s Deputies from the William Substation responded to Valle for the report of a domestic violence incident involving a weapon.

Responding law enforcement officers from CCSO and the Arizona Department of Public Safety were advised the suspect had left the area and was possibly armed.

An investigation determined a victim at the residence had been assaulted throughout the previous evening, CCSO said.

As officers began securing buildings and searching for the suspect, an unknown subject began firing at the deputies from a nearby ridge line, CCSO said.

Deputies pulled back from the search and a perimeter was set up. The Northern Arizona Tactical Team and an Arizona Department of Public Safety helicopter were deployed to the area.

“CCSO would like to thank the residents of the Valle Community for their support and assistance,” the department said in a statement. “We would also like to thank the Northern Arizona Multiagency Tactical Team, Flagstaff Police Department, AZ Department of Public Safety, the US Marshals Service, the Flagstaff Fire Department and High Country Fire (Rescue) for their assistance in bringing this situation to a peaceful conclusion and apprehension of the suspect.”

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