Police: Man assaulted officer, barricaded self inside home


by Christina O'Haver


Posted on March 16, 2014 at 9:37 PM

Updated Tuesday, Mar 18 at 10:12 AM

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PHOENIX -- A man was arrested after allegedly assaulting a police officer and barricading himself inside a North Phoenix home Saturday night.

About 10:40 p.m., Phoenix police were called to the home near Fourth Street and Union Hills Drive for a possible fight. Police received several calls about a man outside yelling.

The first officer on scene was approached by 29-year-old Bobby G. Keen, who said he needed help, according to police. He then allegedly told the officer he was "just kidding," and punched the officer in the head.

A physical fight ensued, and the officer deployed a stun gun twice. Another officer arrived on scene and also deployed a stun gun two times.

The stun guns did not subdue Keen, who then ran inside the house.

Officers tried to convince Keen to come out of the house. He came out a few feet and advanced at officers, police said.

Police shot four bean bags at Keen and he ran back inside.

A team of K-9 and patrol officers entered the home and took Keen into custody,

He was transported to John C. Lincoln Deer Valley Hospital for at least 24 hours of observation, police said.

The first responding officer was also taken to the hospital with a broken right hand and black eye. He was treated and released.

Witnesses told officers Keen had been using hallucinogenic mushrooms.