Mesa police shoot at suspect during traffic stop

Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting in Mesa.
Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting in Mesa.(Arizona's Family)
Published: Jul. 2, 2022 at 8:24 AM MST
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MESA, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -- Mesa police say they’re investigating after a suspect took off while they were conducting a traffic stop early Saturday morning.

According to Sgt. Chuck Trapani, officers were trying to get the driver out of the car during a traffic stop near McKellips Road and Country Club Drive around 1:45 a.m. Details about what led up to the shooting aren’t clear, but the sergeant said at some point, the driver sped off heading westbound on Ivyglen Street. While he was heading west, an officer shot at the suspect’s vehicle.

No officers were injured. A description of the suspect, and the suspect’s vehicle have not been released. Police say they aren’t sure if the suspect was hit. An investigation is now underway.