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Driver shot at by Mesa police near Country Club Dr and McKellips Rd

Mesa Police Department
Posted at 6:33 AM, Jul 02, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-02 18:48:35-04

MESA, AZ — Authorities are investigating a shooting involving Mesa police officers Saturday morning.

At about 1:45 a.m., officers pulled over a driver for a traffic stop because a driver was swerving near Country Club Drive and McKellips Road.

The driver has only been identified as an 18-year-old male.

Police say during the stop, an officer attempted to remove the driver from the vehicle. The reason why the officer did this isn't currently known and is under investigation.

As the officer attempted to get the driver out of the car, the person took off at a high rate of speed. According to police, this is when officers fired their weapon.

Police say that they have contacted the driver by phone and the driver told police that he was not injured and his vehicle was not damaged during the incident.

Officials say the driver declined to meet with investigators.

No officers were hurt, and it's not known if the driver was hurt in the shooting.

An investigation remains underway.