Suspect injured by K-9 after standoff with police


Maricopa Police responded to a domestic violence call around 2 p.m. today that turned into a standoff when the subject refused to exit the house. The incident occurred at the east end of the city, near Murphy and Steen roads.

Maricopa Police Department spokesman Ricardo Alvarado said the woman came out of the house when police arrived, but the man, Scott Devine, would not.

“He began to break property within the house. He began to break windows in the house and refused to come out,” Alvarado said.

Police set up a perimeter for close to three hours. Once MPD’s Rapid Response Team approached the house, the suspect came out.

“We used less-lethal shotgun rounds,” Alvarado said. “The individual then was bit by our K-9, Ike, and he was taken into custody.”

Devine, 19, suffered minor injuries and was treated by Southwest Ambulance.

Alvarado said Devine is facing “at minimum criminal damage, and we’re going to see … what other charges we can hit him with.”