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.  



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