Chandler police shoot man who allegedly drove RV toward them
PHOENIX — A Chandler police officer shot a 32-year-old man who allegedly drove toward them in an RV while trespassing at a residence on Saturday night, authorities said.
Arnold Serrano is in police custody in the hospital with gunshot wounds and injuries sustained in a multi-vehicle car crash while attempting to flee officers, Chandler Police Department said in a press release Sunday.
The incident occurred just after 8 p.m. near California and Chicago streets when officers received a call from a homeowner about an RV that was in front of the house with people living inside it and possible drug activity, police said.
Serrano allegedly refused orders from police and began moving inside the vehicle before crashing through a driveway gate and accelerating toward an officer, police said.
An officer fired then fired a weapon at Serrano and the RV.
Serrano fled at speeds nearing 100 mph and caused a multi-vehicle accident at the intersection of Dobson and Frye roads, with one car catching fire, police said.
Along with Serrano, five people were also taken to the hospital from the crash.
Two people suffered significant but non-life-threatening injuries, police said.
No officers were injured in the incident.
It was the second shooting of the year involving the Chandler Police Department and 36th overall by law enforcement, according to KTAR News 92.3 FM research.