Man allegedly shoots at parked plane, faces DUI chargePosted: Updated:
PHOENIX – A Valley man is facing a charge of aggravated DUI after allegedly shooting at a plane parked at Deer Valley Airport early Sunday morning.
According to Sgt. Steve Martos of the Phoenix Police Department, Randon Reid, 26, refused to talk to officers when they first detained him.
The officers were on a routine patrol in front of Deer Valley Airport in the area of Seventh Avenue and Deer Valley Road at about 1:30 a.m. when they heard gunshots and spotted a vehicle speeding away from the area.
The officers ran the vehicle’s license plate and tried to pull it over, but the driver, believed to be Reid, refused to stop and sped away.
Back at the airport, officers located shell casings and discovered a plane that had been damaged by gunfire.
As part of their follow-up, the officers located Reid at his home. There they found two weapons they believe were used in the shooting.
Martos said Reid would not talk to the officers. They subsequently arrested him on suspicion of DUI, among other offenses.
Investigators are trying to track down the owner of the damaged plane and determine what connection, if any, that person might have to the suspect.
Reid has been booked on charges of aggravated DUI and felony flight. Martos said he also had two outstanding warrants.