Police search for suspect in officer-involved shooting in Chandler

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Allen Pedro. (Source: Chandler Police Department) Allen Pedro. (Source: Chandler Police Department)
Police believe the suspect's car is a Chevy Malibu. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Police believe the suspect's car is a Chevy Malibu. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
Angelene Sunna (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office) Angelene Sunna (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)
Police said one of the officers was dragged by the suspect's vehicle. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Police said one of the officers was dragged by the suspect's vehicle. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
After the shooting, police said Allen abandoned his vehicle on SR 587 about a 1/2 mile south of Hunt Highway and went into the desert. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) After the shooting, police said Allen abandoned his vehicle on SR 587 about a 1/2 mile south of Hunt Highway and went into the desert. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
CHANDLER, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -

Law enforcement in the southeast Valley is looking for a suspect in an officer-involved shooting that left an officer hurt on Monday afternoon.

The suspect has been identified as 27-year-old Allen Pedro, police said. He was last seen walking through the desert west of State Route 587.

Police said it all started around 4:15 p.m. when two Chandler officers stopped a vehicle with Pedro and a woman inside near Arizona Avenue and Riggs Road

[PHOTO: Allen Pedro]

Police said the woman, identified as Angelene Sunna, 40, had warrants out and they arrested her without any problem. Pedro had outstanding warrants as well but he resisted arrest, police said. That's when he tried to flee the scene and dragged an officer, who suffered minor injuries.

[PHOTO: Angelene Sunna]

"The driver drove away and the officer was clinging on to the driver's side door," said Daniel Mejia with the Chandler Police Department. "The officer was drug significantly."

Police said Pedro then made a U-turn and drove toward the second officer and that officer shot at the car several times.

Not sure if Pedro was hit.

The suspect drove off and went onto the Gila River Indian Reservation. Police later said Pedro abandoned his vehicle on SR 587 about a half-mile south of Hunt Highway and went into the desert.

Sunna was later booked into the Fourth Avenue Jail for outstanding warrants out of Pinal and Maricopa counties for possession of marijuana and failure to appear. Chandler police said that Sunna is currently not facing any criminal charges for the incident. 

Pedro is considered dangerous but officers aren't sure if he is armed. If somebody sees Pedro, they are asked to call 911. A Blue Alert was issued for the suspect at-large just after 5:30 p.m. by the Department of Public Safety.

The intersection of Arizona Avenue and Riggs Road was shut down during the police's investigation.

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