The deputies were responding to a report of a dispute between neighbors who were said to have been “shooting at each other” around 4:20 p.m. in the area of Peaceful Valley.
They arrived and tried speaking with a man on the street who had a shotgun, police officials have said. “During the contact, both deputies on scene were shot.”
The suspect surrendered to authorities just after 6 p.m., officials said. His charges were not immediately available.
Over the course of the next several hours, 12 more officers would be wounded during shootings in several parts of the country, police have said.
Nine officers with Arizona’s Phoenix Police Department were injured during a shooting involving a barricaded suspect and a baby. Five of the officers were directly shot, while four more were struck by ricocheting bullets or shrapnel, police officials have said.
Meanwhile, two more officers were struck in Frederick, Maryland, and a third, a New Mexico State Police officer, was shot in the area of Sedillo Hill, police have said. All 12 have survived.