Domestic violence call ends with man shot by Mesa officers

Police say the man got out of his car with “what appeared to be a gun in his hand.” Police say an officer then shot him and two others shot him with bean bags.
Published: Sep. 19, 2022 at 8:03 PM MST|Updated: Sep. 20, 2022 at 3:20 PM MST
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MESA, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -- A domestic violence call ended with a man shot by an officer in Mesa on Monday evening. According to Mesa Sgt. Brandi George, just after 6 p.m., police responded to a domestic violence call at a home near Country Club Drive and Broadway Road. A woman called 911 hysterical, saying her boyfriend was getting physical with her and said he may have a weapon. Officers arrived at the home when the 43-year-old suspect drove by police in his car. Officers began following the man and pulled him over near Main Street and Alma School Road.

The man leaned out of his car and pointed a loaded gun at the officers. Police say an officer then shot him and two others shot him with bean bags. Afterward, the suspect’s gun was thrown onto the roadway. After the shooting, the man was taken to the hospital and is in stable condition. No officers were hurt during the shooting. George says the woman had injuries, but it’s unknown if it was from Monday’s domestic violence incident or previous ones. She is expected to be OK.

The shooting happened near Main Street and Alma School Road around 7 p.m.

Police later searched the man’s car on Tuesday afternoon and found three more guns. The man’s name has not been released. Police say the man faces several charges, including aggravated assault, domestic violence and aggravated assault on law enforcement.

This is the 49th officer-involved shooting in Maricopa County and the 77th in the state in 2022.