MESA, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -- A suspect who was involved in a shooting with an officer early Monday morning was arrested in east Mesa, according to police. 

Police said just before 12:30 a.m., they received a disturbance call at an apartment complex near Baseline and Ellsworth roads.

A witness stated a man threw a stroller in the pool, was acting erratically and may have been under the influence of drugs or alcohol. 

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When police arrived at the complex, an officer located a man matching the description of the suspect. The suspect was later identified as 23-year-old Ryan Austin. 

Police said when the officer approached the man to identify Austin, he noticed a handgun in the suspect's waistband area.

That is when Austin allegedly fled and shots were fired. Police initially said the suspect and officer exchanged gunfire, however, a new police report indicates the suspect allegedly reached for his gun and an officer fired at Austin. 

Police immediately began their search for the suspect, which lasted through the morning. 

They said the suspect was later located near Guadalupe and Ellsworth roads. A handgun was located on the suspect and he was taken into custody.

Police said no one was injured in the shooting.

Austin was charged with: Aggravated assault, possession of a weapon by a prohibited person, 3rd degree burglary and criminal damage.


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Obeysnolaws- biggest child predator tard around


What circumstances cause a 23 year old young man with his whole life ahead of him to go down this road? He's now another inmate that our tax dollars will be paying for. Sickening.


Pathetic. I would make those "officers" take firearms training again and if they can't hit a target, fire them.


STFU. Like you have any idea of circumstances surrounding the situation.


You getting the types of responses you were hoping for there bud?


MyOwnMindless - More ignorant commentary. Educate yourself.


Yes, you go ahead and do that OwnMind and get back to us in a few months, okay?

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