Suspect detained after standoff with Mesa police

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Jesse McCullough, 46, arrested after a standoff with Mesa PD. (Source: Mesa Police Department) Jesse McCullough, 46, arrested after a standoff with Mesa PD. (Source: Mesa Police Department)
Jesse McCullough, 46, arrested after a standoff with Mesa PD. (Source: Mesa Police Department) Jesse McCullough, 46, arrested after a standoff with Mesa PD. (Source: Mesa Police Department)
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MESA, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -

Mesa police have detained an armed suspect who was barricaded in a home after firing at officers.

According to Det. Nik Rasheta, officers responded to an order of protection call at a residence near Stapley Drive and McKellips Road early Thursday morning.

Rasheta said the call was placed by neighbors who say they knew the suspect, identified as 46-year-old Jesse McCullough, was not supposed to be at the residence.

According to documents, the order of protection was put in place by the suspect's wife after he pointed a handgun at her.

Rasheta said officers arrived and surrounded the residence and called McCullough on the phone to get him to come out of the house.

Officers evacuated the neighborhood as a precaution.

Upon calling McCullough, officers learned that there was one other male in the residence who was helping clean the house when Jesse arrived. 

McCullough refused to come out and after about an hour standoff with police he fired several shots through the front door and window toward officers, Rasheta said.

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Two police vehicles were struck by McCullough's gunfire while officers were taking cover behind those vehicles. Five officers fired back during the exchange.

Rasheta said McCullough then continued speaking with police and finally agreed to exit the house without his weapon. According to Rasheta, McCullough did not comply with officers upon arrest and attempted to fight them once he was outside. 

McCullough sustained minor injuries and was taken into custody. 

Officers learned that the other male inside the house was a victim and was being held at gunpoint. Rasheta said McCullough used the other man as a shield when he exchanged gunfire with officers. 

McCullough admitted in interviews with police that he fired six shots out the front door and knew he was violating the order of protection. 

McCullough has been charged with many crimes including four counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, one count of kidnapping and one count of violating an order of protection.

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