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Hunt for suspect who 'left Maricopa County sheriff's deputy on life support' in Avondale before stealing officer's car

ARIZONA police are looking for a suspect who left a Maricopa County deputy on life support in Avondale before stealing his vehicle on Saturday.

The Maricopa police department named the suspect as Clinton Hurley, who they say was released from jail in December for sex crimes against children.

Hurley reportedly rendered the deputy unconscious while he was being processed at the police station.

The suspect then allegedly took the deputy's car and then carjacked another car in the Avondale area, said Sheriff Paul Penzone.

Witnesses said they saw someone lying on the ground injured at around 11am local time, as reported by ABC15.

According to AZcentral, the deputy was found injured near the MCSO's District II substation near Van Buren Street and Dysart Road.

"Today, right before 11am we found a deputy that was injured," said spokesperson Sgt. Monica Bretado.

"He was transported to the hospital, and right now he's in critical condition."

It's unclear how exactly the unnamed officer was injured.

A multi-agency effort to apprehend the suspect is reportedly underway.

There was still a large police presence in front of the precinct on Saturday afternoon.

The Sun reached out to the police department but has not yet heard back.

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