Tempe police shot and injured a man who tried to elude them after a traffic stop at an intersection near the Arizona State University campus on Thursday.
Police say they were conducting a traffic stop on the driver of a car near College Avenue and Cornell Drive about 6:40 p.m. when the passenger, Ramone Trammel, exited the vehicle and fled the scene after disobeying orders to get back inside the car.
As police were setting up a perimeter around the neighborhood, they saw Trammel in an alley where he pointed a gun at officers, who then shot him. Trammel continued to run from police but they later found him lying on the ground near Auburn and Tulane drives. Officers also recovered a handgun in the alley.
Trammel was taken to the hospital and is expected to survive, police said.
No one else was injured during the incident, police said.
Trammel had been released from an Arizona Department of Corrections prison in February 2011. In December 2010, he had been sentenced to one year in prison for marijuana violation convictions, but was released slightly more than two months later, according to prison records.
The driver of the vehicle left the scene during the pursuit, but was later located near the neighborhood.
His name is being withheld by police as the investigation is ongoing.