Altercation At Mesa Eatery Ends In Police Shooting
February 21, 2008
On February 21, 2008 at 5:21 p.m. the Mesa Police Department
responded to the report of a man with a gun at the Ham Bone
Restaurant located at 903 E. Main Street. According to
witnesses, the male suspect allegedly threatened an unknown
patron of the restaurant with a gun. The suspect fled the scene
in a red truck prior to police arrival. Witnesses provided the
911 operator with a description of the truck and the information
was broadcast to all responding police units.
The Mesa Police Air Unit located the suspect vehicle traveling
east on Broadway from Stapley. The suspect was seen driving
erratically through traffic, often driving left of center and
speeding. Unmarked police units responded to the area.
At the 4200 block of East Broadway, the suspect turned into a
gated community. The gate to the community was closed, not
allowing the suspect vehicle to enter. The suspect made a U-turn
as unmarked police vehicles pulled into the driveway. As a
result of the suspects actions at the scene, officers fired
their weapons, striking the suspect. The suspect was transported
to a local hospital and is currently listed in stable condition.
The identity of the suspect is being withheld pending arrest and
the filing of criminal charged. The detectives were placed in
paid administrative leave pending the investigation. None of the
officers or detectives involved in the incident were hurt.