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Mesa police release bodycam of officer shooting at a stolen vehicle suspect armed with a knife

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The incident occurred around 8:30 a.m. in a neighborhood near Stapley Drive and Main Street.

Police say the incident started with officers tracking a stolen work vehicle to the area. When officers arrived to locate the vehicle, 25-year-old Pedro Garcia came out of a residence and approached the vehicle.

Police add that when Garcia was questioned about the stolen vehicle, he pulled a knife out of his waistband and lunged at officers.

That's when two officers fired a total of three shots at Garcia.

Nobody was struck by the gunfire.

The suspect retreated and allegedly would not comply with commands. Eventually, bean bag rounds and a Taser were used to take the man into custody.

The suspect faces felony charges.

Police say Garcia admitted to stealing the vehicle from Tempe.

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Apr-23-2024
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