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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Authorities arrested a man near Casa Grande following a shooting that involved a Pinal County Sheriff's Deputy.

A woman called police around 1 a.m. on September 18 to report her husband had been drinking heavily for a few days, and then they got in a verbal argument. She said her husband twisted her arm behind her back and pushed her into the bed. She left the bedroom and when she returned, he pointed a shotgun in her direction and grabbed her but she was able to get away, police said.

Her husband, later identified as 41-year-old Scott McCreery, went into the backyard by himself and turned off the lights. The wife said she heard a gunshot and saw McCreery slumped over in a chair and assumed he had killed himself, according to a news release.

That's when she went back into the residence, grabbed her 8-year-old son and called police.

While leaving, she saw McCreery inside the residence on the living room floor.

Deputies responded to the scene in the 9500 block of W. Desert Mountain Drive and yelled for McCreery to exit.

He exited the home while armed and police said he refused to drop the handgun, despite numerous commands to do so. He pointed the gun at one deputy, which prompted the deputy to fire two rounds at McCreery, injuring his right ear.

McCreery returned into his residence, refused to come out and threw his handgun in the front yard.

The PCSO SWAT team arrived on scene and took McCreery into custody. He was treated at a local hospital for his gunshot wound before being booked into the Pinal County Adult Detention Center for aggravated assault, aggravated assault domestic violence involving a handgun, and aggravated assault on a police officer.

"We are fortunate for the outcome of this case and the fact our deputy will be able to return to duty and spend time with his family because of his quick actions during this deadly threat," Sheriff Paul Babeu stated in a news release. "Now Scott McCreery will face the judicial system as a result of his decision to assault his wife and point a handgun at a deputy."

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