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Gilbert PD capture 'armed, dangerous' homicide suspect

Posted at 8:18 PM, Jul 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-11 00:04:07-04

GILBERT, AZ — UPDATE: The suspect involved in this case, Alfredo Armando Prieto Jr., 26, has died at the hospital. For the latest involving this case, CLICK HERE.

The original story is below.


Gilbert police confirmed via tweet that a homicide suspect that barricaded himself in the parking lot of a Motel 6 in Tempe has been hospitalized after reports of a shooting inside the vehicle.

According to Gilbert police, the suspect was located by Gilbert detectives in Tempe and locked himself in a vehicle when officers approached.

Police say after gas was deployed inside the vehicle, officers heard a single gunshot. The suspect was taken to the hospital for treatment of a gunshot wound. His condition is not known at this time.

Gilbert police say they believe the suspect is the same suspect wanted for a homicide that happened Friday around 7:30 p.m. near Cooper and Guadalupe roads.

If you know anything about the incident, call police at 480-503-6500. If you'd like to remain anonymous, contact Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS or 480-TESTIGO for Spanish.