Man brandished pellet gun at himself, officers

Posted at 12:41 PM, May 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-21 22:03:51-04

An 18-year-old man, who police believe had alcohol and marijuana in his system as he led police on a pursuit, has been identified as Jesus Alexis Parra. 

According to the Phoenix Police Department, on Thursday May 19th Parra stole from a convenience store, stole a vehicle and then pointed a gun at people in the nearby area as well as at police. 

Around 12:45 p.m., police were called out to 43rd Avenue and Camelback Road of an armed man who was pointing a gun at himself as well as others. When police arrived, Parra left the scene in a stolen car and was driving erratically while pointing the gun, which was later determined to be a replica pellet gun, at officers. 

Police pursued the man to the area of 51st Avenue and Camelback Road where he crossed over into oncoming lanes. He kept driving through an intersection where he pointed the pellet gun at one officer who did discharge his weapon at the suspect; no one was injured. 

The man then stopped the vehicle around 53rd Avenue and Maryvale Parkway where police were able to take him into custody. 

During their investigation, police believe the man was driving impaired and it is believed that marijuana and alcohol were in his system. 

Parra was booked on unlawful flight, theft of means of transportation and aggravated assault charges.