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Suspect arrested on domestic violence charges after Mesa police shooting

Jul 21, 2021, 5:00 PM
Dominic Alvarez (Mesa police photo)...
Dominic Alvarez (Mesa police photo)
(Mesa police photo)

PHOENIX — A suspect involved in a shooting with Mesa police on Tuesday evening was arrested on two domestic violence charges, police said.

Dominic Alvarez, 32, was taken into custody outside his house near Ellsworth and Warner roads at 7:45 p.m. following a standoff with officers, Mesa police said in a press release.

Police responded to Alvarez’s residence after 911 callers told dispatchers Alvarez and his wife were involved in a domestic dispute and were told there were guns in the home.

Alvarez’s wife called 911 when officers were on their way and told them her husband was intoxicated, had a handgun to his head and was threatening suicide, police said.

Before officers arrived, the wife was able to take the gun from Alvarez, who subsequently grabbed an AR-15 rifle and threatened to shoot her if she didn’t give back the original gun, according to police.

When officers showed up, the wife left the house and one shot was heard from inside the residence, police said.

An officer then fired one shot through the front window, prompting Alvarez to exit the house and surrender, police said.

The couple’s 2-year-old child was upstairs for the entire incident and was reunited with the mother after Alvarez was placed in custody.

Alvarez told police he was having an argument with his wife and shot an AR-15 round off inside the house, according to police.

Nobody was injured in the incident.

It was the fifth shooting of the year involving Mesa police and 34th overall in the Valley by law enforcement, according to KTAR News 92.3 FM research.

An investigation into the incident is ongoing.

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Suspect arrested on domestic violence charges after Mesa police shooting