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6:52 AM Thu, Jan. 17th

Man captured after brief chase and gun battle

A Kingman man, shot by a Mohave County sheriff's deputy after a chase through the Butler area, was arrested Friday morning at Kingman Regional Medical Center.

David James Deherrera, 25, a transient, was originally stopped by deputy Nick Ingrassi in the 3100 block of Northfield Avenue after Ingrassi responded to a call of a possible vehicle burglary in progress about 9:30 a.m.

During the investigation, Deherrera allegedly tried to use the pickup truck to run over Ingrassi.

Ingrassi, 46 and a 14-year veteran of the MCSO, fired at Deherrera, wounding him in the neck.

Deputy Joe Jackson, 26, also responded to the scene and fired one shot at Deherrera during the incident.

Police officials said they believe Jackson's shot missed the suspect.

Deherrera fled the scene and helicopters joined in the search for him.

Deherrera reportedly ended up near a residence near Fairfax and Wilshire avenues, where he got a ride from an unidentified person to KRMC.

Deputies arrested Deherrera at the hospital, where he underwent surgery for the gunshot wound and is recovering.

Neither deputy involved in the incident was injured.

Both men have been placed on paid administrative leave, which is standard procedure following a shooting, until a review of the incident is completed, a press release stated.

The MCSO also has requested a separate investigation of the incident by the Arizona Department of Public Safety to ensure impartiality during the review.

Charges against Deherrera are pending the outcome of the investigations, MCSO spokesman Jarrod Lyman said.