Teen arrested after allegedly firing gun toward student, officers on ASU campus in Tempe
TEMPE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) – A teen is in custody after firing shots on the Arizona State University Tempe campus early Thursday morning.
ASU Police say around 1:30 a.m. they received reports of a suspect with a gun near the Barrett Honors College building and Hassayampa Freshman dorms near the intersection of McAllister Avenue and Lemon Street. ASU and Tempe Police officers responded to the area and a text alert was sent out to students asking them to avoid the area and shelter in place.
Police say when they arrived, the suspect, identified as a 17-year-old boy, fired multiple rounds, allegedly toward the direction of a student and an ASU Police officer before trying to flee the area but was quickly taken into custody. A gun was also recovered during the arrest. Tempe police previously told Arizona’s Family that the teenager is also believed to be impaired.
No injuries have been reported and the shelter-in-place order has been lifted, but police say to avoid the area for the investigation. At this time, authorities don’t believe the suspect is affiliated with ASU.
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