The preliminary investigation found that around 9:30 a.m. Dispatch received reports of a suspicious person pointing a weapon at people in the area of Spenard Road and 36th Avenue. He was described as an adult male who was wearing all black clothing, a ski mask and carrying a cross bow. When officers arrived, the suspect has left the area. Around 11:27 a.m., Dispatch received reports of the same suspicious person with the cross bow in the area of Huffman Road and Brandon Street. The reports were the adult male suspect was pointing the weapon at people and motorists as he was walking in the area.
When officers arrived on the scene, they immediately located the suspect in the area of Huffman Road and Industry Way. The suspect pointed the weapon at the officers and two officers fired their weapons, hitting the suspect in the leg. The suspect fled on foot and was taken into custody at apartment complex on Silver Fox Lane. He was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
No officers were injured. No citizens were injured.
The two officers involved have been placed on mandatory administrative leave. Their names will be released in 72 hours per protocol.
The case will be given to the Office of Special Prosecution for review. An Internal Affairs investigation will be conducted as well. The Crime Scene Team and detectives are assisting with this investigation.
Anyone with information about this investigation, including video, is asked to call Dispatch at 311.
Road closures in the area will continue to several more hours. Please follow officer’s commands if you need to be in the area.