Chandler police seeking suspect who fled after shooting at restaurant

Jun 2, 2022, 4:00 PM | Updated: 5:02 pm
(Chandler Police Department Photos)...
(Chandler Police Department Photos)
(Chandler Police Department Photos)

PHOENIX — Chandler police are still searching for a man who they shot at after the suspect brandished a gun during a dispute Wednesday night.

The incident occurred near Erie Street and Arizona Avenue just after 7 p.m. when the man, who has yet to be identified, allegedly entered a restaurant and had a confrontation with a customer.

The man threatened and showed the customer a gun in his waistband during the confrontation, Chandler police said in a press release Thursday.

Two officers contacted the suspect, who allegedly denied having a gun before fleeing.

The suspect then pulled out a gun from his front waistband and turned toward the officers, who shot their weapons, authorities said.

The man continued to flee on foot through an alley and was not located, authorities said.

It is unknown if the suspect was injured in the shooting, authorities said, and the man was considered armed and dangerous.

Chandler police are asking for the public’s assistance in finding the man and are seeking any additional witnesses or residential video surveillance footage of the area.

Those with information can call the Chandler Police Department at 480-782-4130 or Silent Witness at 480-948-6377 or 480-837-8446.

People who come forward with information may be eligible for an award of up to $1,000, Chandler police said.

No officers were injured in the incident, authorities said.

No additional information was available.

It was the first shooting of the year by the Chandler Police Department and 25th overall by law enforcement in the Valley, according to KTAR News 92.3 FM research.

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Chandler police seeking suspect who fled after shooting at restaurant