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Mesa officers involved in shooting at home Tuesday evening

Dominic Alvarez
Posted at 4:34 AM, Jul 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-21 18:18:13-04

MESA, AZ — The Mesa Police Department says its officers were involved in a shooting on Tuesday evening, but no injuries were reported.

Officers responded to a home near Ellsworth and Warner roads around 7:45 p.m. for a family fight. A man identified as 32-year-old Dominic Alvarez was reportedly in the home and was intoxicated, armed, and making threats.

The man’s wife told responding officers her toddler was in the upstairs bedroom while her husband was still in the home with a rifle.

Police say, “officers moved to position around the house and that’s when the officer-involved shooting occurred.”

An officer reportedly fired one round during the incident, after believing that Alvarez shot his weapon once inside the home.

The man reportedly came out of the house with commands from officers and was taken into custody. He was said to be uninjured.

No officers were hurt during the incident, and police say the child was safely reunited with the mother.