According to court documents, Jimenez began shooting at the six officers who had entered the house. Two were wounded and were taken to a hospital.
"Had (they) not been wearing his body-worn body armor, it's very likely that we would be talking about something very different today," Chandler Police Department Sgt. Jason McClimans told KTVK.
Jimenez managed to escape after setting fire to the home and went to a nearby apartment complex, KNXV reported.
Police were able to find him and take him into custody, the television station reported.
According to police, Jimenez admitted to his involvement and said he did not realize the first person who contacted him was a police officer, the television station reported.
All three officers have been released from area hospitals.