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WARM SPRINGS, Ore. -- Federal marshals found themselves in a gunfight early Thursday afternoon while serving an arrest warrant on someone they listed as a very violent offender.

Aldo Inez Antunez, 31, opened fire on marshals at a home on Bray Street in Warm Springs, according to Cory Cunningham of the U.S. Marshal's Service.

He was wanted in connection with firing shots at Madras police last May 20 before fleeing into the desert with another man.

He disappeared along with Waylon Weaselhead. One of the two men fired rifle rounds at police before vanishing. Weaselhead was arrested June 25 in Warm Springs after he fled on foot from a traffic stop. He was carrying a .45 when arrested.

U.S. Marshals came to aid of local police Thursday who had learned that Antunez was holed up in a home. Police surrounded the home and when Antunez saw them, he started firing, Cunningham said.

Police returned fire. A few minutes later, Antunez was seen leaving with wounds and was taken into custody without further incident. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

Antunez was wanted for nine counts of attempted murder, three counts of unlawful use of a firearm and attempt to elude police for the Madras incident.

Further charges were pending after Thursday's gunfight, Cunningham said.

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