Woman out of hospital, arrested after being shot by Chandler police at shopping center

A woman is hospitalized after a Chandler police officer shot her because investigators say she didn’t obey commands about her gun in her motorhome.
Published: Nov. 17, 2023 at 9:09 PM MST|Updated: Nov. 18, 2023 at 2:21 PM MST
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CHANDLER, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) — Investigators say a woman who was shot by police at a Chandler shopping mall Friday night is out of the hospital and was booked into jail Saturday morning. She’s been identified as 50-year-old Renata Eldred.

Around 7:15 p.m. Friday, an officer was called to the outdoor mall at Ray Road and Priest Drive for a woman reportedly “demonstrating disorderly behavior” to people in the parking lot, police said. Police say the officer saw a gun near Eldred and told her not to touch the weapon. She went to grab the gun anyway and made a “threatening move” with it at the officer, who then fired at Eldred twice. She was taken to the hospital for treatment and later released.

She has since been booked into jail on charges of disorderly conduct and aggravated assault.

This is the 55th officer-involved shooting in Arizona in 2023.

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