CHANDLER, Ariz. (KSAZ) - A Chandler police officer is recovering after being shot by a suspect with a bow and arrow.
Chandler police say the incident happened on Wednesday night near McClintock and Chandler Boulevard when the suspect, identified as 32-year-old Thomas Leeper, was being combative with family members.
When officers arrived at the scene, police say Leeper, who has a criminal history including arson arrests, put on a protective vest and shot the officer with a bow and arrow. Leeper was struck with less-than-lethal impact munitions and taken into police custody.
The officer was taken to a nearby hospital but has since been released.
We are fortunate to report that the @ChandlerPolice Officer shot with an arrow was treated and released last night.— Chandler Police (@ChandlerPolice) June 29, 2017
Thx for your concerns!
Leeper faces charges of aggravated assault on a police officer and domestic violence.