3 Chandler teens arrested after stealing cars, shooting gun

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CHANDLER -- Police say three Chandler teens were arrested after a night of crime.

Chandler police Detective David Ramer said two 16-year-olds were looking to burglarize cars when they spotted a vehicle near Chandler Boulevard and Commonwealth Avenue with a key in the ignition. The suspects stole the vehicle and then picked up a 15-year-old to continue their burglary plans.

Ramer said the 15-year-old had a gun with him.

The suspects then burglarized a vehicle in the area of Frye and Cooper roads.

Ramer said one of the 16-year-olds saw someone standing near a front window of the home where they were stealing the car. He took the gun from the 15-year-old and fired one shot at the resident. No one was injured.

According to Ramer, the suspects fled in the stolen vehicle to a field near Chandler Boulevard and McQueen Road where they set the car on fire.

Officers found the three suspects leaving the scene and took them into custody.

Numerous charges have been filed with the Maricopa County Attorney's Office, including second-degree attempted homicide.