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Man dead after shooting with Gilbert police near Val Vista and Williams Field

Gilbert police standoff, shooting
Posted at 8:28 AM, Apr 09, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-15 19:55:15-04

GILBERT, AZ — A man is dead after an hours-long standoff situation resulted in a shooting involving Gilbert officers at an apartment complex early Saturday morning.

The incident began just before 8 p.m. Friday night when a woman said her ex-boyfriend, who she had an order of protection against, was coming to her, Gilbert police said.

Police say 25-year-old Jonathan Mosqueda was supposed to be wearing an ankle monitor in connection to a previous, unrelated arrest, but took it off before heading to the woman, according to police.

Police reportedly located the woman at an apartment complex near Val Vista Drive and Williams Field Road and sometime later Mosqueda arrived at the complex.

The officer made contact with Mosqueda, who allegedly fled with a handgun in his possession.

After a search, authorities were able to locate him, who reportedly had the handgun next to him, and SWAT crews began negotiations with him.

Shortly after 2 a.m., Gilbert police say Mosqueda "presented a threat" to authorities and police used less lethal and lethal rounds of ammunition on him.

It is unclear what the threat to officers was or if Mosqueda was holding the handgun at the time of the shooting.

Officials pronounced Mosqueda dead at the scene.

Authorities say body camera footage was recorded during the incident but that has not yet been released.

No officers were injured in the incident.

The investigation remains ongoing.