Police: Officers involved in shooting in downtown Mesa Saturday morning

Posted at 5:16 AM, Mar 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-11 18:03:01-04

Officials say police officers were involved in a shooting in downtown Mesa early Saturday morning.

Around 2 a.m. officers spotted a car with expired license tags. When officers attempted to initiate a traffic stop the driver sped off.

Officers located the suspect's car abandoned at an apartment complex near 2nd Street and Hobson, officials said. During a foot chase, the suspect shot towards an officer who returned the gunfire and shot the suspect.

The suspect was taken to the hospital, police said. He's expected to be OK.

No officers were injured during the incident.