Police shoot at, arrest suspect accused of pointing gun at officers in Phoenix
PHOENIX — A suspect accused of pointing a gun at police was arrested and taken to a hospital after officers shot at him Friday in Phoenix, authorities said.
Phoenix Police received a call at about 11:30 a.m. from a security officer after he recognized a man trespassing at a location near 27th Avenue and Bell Road, Sgt. Vincent Cole said during a press conference on Friday.
On Saturday, police identified the suspect as 26-year-old Jayden Bush who was charged with warrants and weapons violations, drug charges and aggravated assault.
Bush pointed a gun at the security officer, who followed him, Cole said.
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He then walked away from the area and hit an acquaintance with the gun several times before police chased him into a nearby hotel, according to Cole.
Police officers located the suspect hiding near a stairwell but Bush ran, authorities said.
The man was then found with a gun in his hand running up and down a stairwell before coming out of the stairwell and pointing a gun at officers, Phoenix police said.
Officers fired at him and he proceeded to run into a laundry room of the hotel and attempt to hide in a washing machine.
The man was taken into custody after being hit with non-lethal rounds, Cole said.
Bush was taken to a hospital for evaluation.
Upon release from the hospital, he was booked into Maricopa County Jail with multiple charges
It was the 15th officer-involved shooting by Phoenix police and 33rd overall by Valley law enforcement in 2022, according to KTAR News research.