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Suspect search underway following police shooting in Chandler

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Posted at 8:38 PM, Jun 01, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-02 18:19:45-04

CHANDLER — Authorities in Chandler are searching for a person involved in a police shooting near Arizona Avenue and Erie Street in Chandler Wednesday night.

Chandler police officials say they were responding to a call at a restaurant about a man who was threatening a customer with a gun.

Police say that the man denied that he had a gun, ignored demands and ran from officers. At some point, the man allegedly pulled the gun from his front waistband and turned toward officers.

Officers then fired at the man and he ran away. It is unknown if he is injured.

The man is currently outstanding.

Surveillance image of suspect involved in police shooting.

Aerial footage shows a large police presence along Arizona Avenue and nearby streets.

No officers were injured in the shooting.

The suspect is considered armed and dangerous, according to police.

Chandler police are asking for any information, specifically additional witnesses or possible residential video surveillance footage. Anyone with information can call Chandler police at 480-782-4130 or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS or 4800-TESTIGO.

This is a developing story. Stay with ABC15 for updates.