Police K9 wounded, suspect dead in Mesa officer-involved shooting

MESA, AZ - Mesa police were on the scene of an officer-involved shooting Saturday night in which a suspect died and a police K9 was injured.

The suspect was identified by Mesa police Sunday afternoon as 32-year-old Chad Bogle.

Mesa police Sgt. Tony Landato said the incident, near Stapley Drive and Broadway Road, started around 7 p.m. when they got a call about a man inside a home.

Landato said a neighbor saw someone in his neighbor's house and knew the resident was out of town.

He confronted the suspect in the house and the suspect displayed a weapon to the neighbor.

The neighbor left and called police.

Landato said when officers arrived they tried to get the suspect to come out of the house.

Landato said the man would come out, police would fire bean bag rounds at him and he would retreat back into the house.

At one point when the suspect was outside, police sent a K9 officer after him and the dog attacked.

Landato said the suspect went back into the house dragging the dog, still attached, with him.

The dog came out of the house with several stab wounds, Landato said.

At some point the suspect came out of the house, showed his weapon and an officer fired one shot, Landato said.

The suspect went back inside and when he didn't respond for a while police went inside and found him dead from a gunshot wound.

Landato said it's unclear at this point if the man was struck by the officer's shot or died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

An investigation into the incident is underway.

Mesa Police Department reported Sunday K9 officer Jake is currently recovering from surgery at home.

Police also said Sunday that Bogle had a Department of Corrections card and parole officer information in his possession.

A handgun was reportedly found next to the suspect.

Records show he had a criminal history including burglary, attempted trespassing, theft, paraphernalia possession and aggravated assault on an officer, for which he recently went to prison.

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