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PD: 3 seriously hurt in 6-car collision at Chandler intersection, police shooting connected to crash

Chandler OIS and crash
Posted at 9:29 PM, Jul 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-27 21:22:04-04

CHANDLER, AZ — A police shooting is tied to a six-vehicle crash at a Chandler intersection that has left three people seriously hurt, and three others injured.

Police say the incident started when officers responded to a trespassing call from a homeowner near Arizona Avenue and Frye Road.

When authorities arrived at the home, they found an RV parked that the homeowner said someone was living out of it.

Police say the driver of the RV, identified as 32-year-old Arnold Serrano, refused to follow orders, or exit the vehicle and began making "weird movements inside."

Chandler police say officers backed up because they were not sure what was going on.

Serrano reportedly started the RV, crashed through the driveway gate and then drove towards an officer.

One officer opened fire with his duty weapon at the vehicle and Serrano fled at high speed on Frye Road towards Dobson Road.

Police said Serrano's speed and driving behavior caused a multi-vehicle crash involving six vehicles.

Officials say six people were injured in the crash and three people, including Serrano, are in serious condition.

Police say no officers were hurt and Serrano was transported to the hospital for gunshot wounds and injuries from the crash.

Authorities say they are not sure if the RV is stolen or who owns it.

An active investigation is underway. Stay with ABC15 for updates.