WELLS, Nev. -- A manhunt ended Saturday with the surrender of a Nevada man who authorities say fired dozens of rounds at law enforcement from the roof of his house two days earlier and critically injured a sheriff's deputy.
Peter Coca surrendered without incident near his home in the northeastern Nevada town of Wells, about 60 miles from the Utah border, authorities said.
He was booked into Elko County Jail on one count of attempted murder and five counts of assault with a deadly weapon.
Before being booked, he was taken to a hospital in Elko after complaining about chest pains.
Deputies responding to a domestic dispute at the house Thursday spotted Coca on the roof with a rifle.
Authorities said he ignored requests to show his hands and fired up to 60 rounds at authorities before fleeing.
Deputies cordoned off a four-block area of the town along Interstate 80 as they searched building by building for the 43-year-old licensed electrical contractor. He hid in a basement, but its location was not immediately known.
The wounded deputy, Lenwood VanNatter, remained in critical condition Saturday at the University of Utah Hospital in Salt Lake City, where he was scheduled to undergo a second surgery. He was shot in the chest, hip and legs.
A bullet-proof vest VanNatter was wearing probably saved his life when he was hit in the chest, investigators said.
School in Wells was canceled Friday as a precaution.
Former Elko County Sheriff Dale Lotspeich, whose wife, Leslie, is the Wells principal, said the shooting shows how dangerous domestic violence calls can be.
"Officers have been killed or hurt all around the country during domestic violence calls," he said. "It is just a very volatile situation."
Coca was arrested in October 2007 on suspicion of domestic violence at his current residence.
Lotspeich praised VanNatter, saying he's "very much up to date on officer safety. (He) is very meticulous, well-educated and takes his job really seriously."
Coca's wife, Tracie, 39, was arrested on suspicion of aiding and abetting her husband by distracting officers as he made his getaway.