Glendale police tase shooting suspect during SWAT situation

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By Alicia Barron By Alicia Barron
An early morning aggravated assault call to police ended with a shot fired and a suspect tased. By Content Creator An early morning aggravated assault call to police ended with a shot fired and a suspect tased. By Content Creator
An early morning aggravated assault call to police ended with a shot fired and a suspect tased. By Content Creator An early morning aggravated assault call to police ended with a shot fired and a suspect tased. By Content Creator
By Alicia Barron By Alicia Barron

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Several police units and a SWAT team were dispatched to a West Valley apartment complex early Tuesday morning in response to an aggravated assault call.  

An unidentified woman called police twice from the Advantage Point Apartment complex near 55th Avenue and Camelback Road. 

When officers responded to the first call, the woman would not give police details about the assault or information about her assailant.

The woman called again a short time later.  During that call, police heard a shot fired in the background.

When police returned to the scene, the suspect barricaded himself inside one of the apartments.

The suspect tried to evade police by breaking through a wall and into the kitchen of the unit next door.

The suspect then led police on a brief foot chase that ended when he ran into a fence and fell to the ground.

Officers then tased the suspect to subdue him. 

Lt.  Johnny Arevalo of the Glendale Police Department said the suspect is known to have caused problems in the area before and has a history of assault.

The suspect was taken into custody without further incident.
 
There is no word yet whether drugs or alcohol were involved, nor what sparked the altercation.