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1 arrested in police shooting at hotel near I-17 and Bell Road

Posted at 12:20 PM, Jul 15, 2022

PHOENIX — UPDATE: The man involved in this incident has since been identified as 26-year-old Jayden Bush. He was booked into jail Saturday and faces multiple charges including warrants, weapons violations, drug charges and aggravated assault, according to Phoenix police.

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One person has been arrested after a man reportedly pointed a gun at people inside a north Phoenix hotel, resulting in a police shooting, Friday, officials said.

Police say a security guard near Interstate 17 and Bell Road called 911 around 11:30 a.m., saying a man who he recognized as someone who has been trespassed before pointed a gun at him.

The man walked away from the security guard and started talking to an acquaintance. The two got into an argument and the man "pistol whipped" his acquaintance twice, according to police.

After that interaction, police say the man walked into the Red Roof Inn.

Police say they searched the hotel for Bush and when they found him, they used less than lethal rounds on him, but the man continued walking through the hotel.

The second time police found the man, officials say he pointed a gun at officers and that is when police fired gunshots at him.

Court paperwork shows an officer fired approximately five times at Bush but missed.

Bush ran through the hotel and attempted to hide in a washing machine in the laundry room, according to police.

Police again used less than lethal rounds on the man and he was eventually detained.

Bush was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Officials believe the injuries were from the less than lethal rounds, not gunfire.

Bush reportedly told officers he knew he was a prohibited possessor and wasn't allowed to carry a gun, but did so for protection.

No officers were injured in this incident.