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Mesa police officers shoot suspect during overnight barricade situation

Aug 22, 2022, 6:29 AM | Updated: Sep 1, 2022, 4:04 pm
Abdul Ishan (Mesa Police Photo)...
Abdul Ishan (Mesa Police Photo)
(Mesa Police Photo)

PHOENIX – Police in Mesa shot a burglary suspect during an overnight barricade situation, authorities said Monday morning.

The Mesa Police Department said officers responded to a call about a burglary near Rio Salado Parkway and Country Club Drive around 11:30 p.m. Sunday.

Officers arrived and the suspect, 21-year-old Abdul Basit Ishan, eventually barricaded himself in a building. Police shot Ishan around 3:25 a.m. Monday.

Ishan was taken to a hospital in critical condition but was later booked into jail.

Ishan was booked on the following charges:

  • 10 Counts of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon
  • 2 Counts of Burglary 1st Degree
  • 1 Count of Possession of Narcotic Drugs
  • 1 Count of Possession of a Firearm in a Drug Offense
  • 1 Count/ Prohibited Possessor of Firearms
  • 5 Counts of Endangerment Substantial Risk of Death
  • 1 Count of Criminal Damage Over $5,000
  • 1 Count of Criminal Damage over $1,000
  • 6 Counts of Unlawful Discharge of a Firearm in City Limits

It was the 39th shooting of the year by law enforcement in the Valley and 10th by Mesa police, according to KTAR News 92.3 FM research.

Earlier Sunday, Mesa police officers shot and wounded a suspect near Baseline and Dobson roads.

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Mesa police officers shoot suspect during overnight barricade situation