Police shoot 18-year-old man in leg outside West Valley McDonald’s

Nov 1, 2021, 12:18 PM | Updated: 12:19 pm
(Facebook photo/Avondale AZ Police Department)...
(Facebook photo/Avondale AZ Police Department)
(Facebook photo/Avondale AZ Police Department)

PHOENIX — Police shot an 18-year-old man in the leg outside a West Valley McDonald’s early Sunday, authorities said.

The incident occurred around 3:45 a.m. after officers responded to the restaurant near 99th Avenue and McDowell Road for a welfare check on a man in the drive-thru.

The man, identified Monday as Ta’jahi Terrion Price, was found sleeping in a vehicle with a gun present, the Avondale Police Department said.

Officers cleared bystanders from the area and made several attempts to wake the man without opening the vehicle, police said.

When the man became responsive, police said there was an altercation that led to the shooting. One officer fired his weapon, police said.

Price’s injuries included two gunshot wounds to the leg, police said. Nobody else was hurt.

The Glendale Police Department is investigating the incident. No charges had been filed as of Monday.

It was the second shooting of the year involving the Avondale Police Department and 44th overall by law enforcement in the Valley, according to KTAR News 92.3 FM research.

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Police shoot 18-year-old man in leg outside West Valley McDonald’s