Scottsdale officers fatally shoot suspect they say pointed gun them
PHOENIX – Scottsdale officers shot and killed a suspect they say pointed a gun at them during a welfare check Wednesday afternoon, police said.
The man was identified Thursday as 61-year-old Chris A. Mellon.
Around 2:30 p.m., police received multiple calls to check on a female who was having domestic problems with her husband, Sgt. Ben Hoster said in an email Wednesday.
Officers arrived at a residence near Conquistadores Drive and Dobson Road, but the wife was not home. There were four family members in the home.
When the officers were attempting to remove the family members from the home, the male suspect was spotted on the roof pointing his gun at the officers, police said.
Two officers fired their service weapons, fatally striking the suspect, police said.
Authorities said the investigation is ongoing.
It was the third shooting of the year involving Scottsdale police, according to KTAR News 92.3 FM research.
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