An arrow in the street at the scene where police say a Chandler, AZ, officer was shot by a suspect wielding a bow. (Photo: Screenshot from ABC15)

An arrow in the street at the scene where police say a Chandler, AZ, officer was shot by a suspect wielding a bow. (Photo: Screenshot from ABC15)  

A Chandler, AZ, police officer is recovering after he was shot with an arrow while responding to a call Wednesday night.

Police say around 9:30 p.m., dispatchers received calls and texts from 32-year-old Thomas Stephen Leeper threatening to shoot officers, family and himself. 

Upon arrival at the home, officers learned that Leeper had shot at a family member with a bow. Leeper exited the house still armed with the bow, and shot an arrow at one of the officers striking him in the arm. 

The officer was treated at a local hospital. Leeper was shot with impact munitions and arrested, ABC15 reports.

 

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