Suspect in hospital after police shooting in Mesa on University Drive
PHOENIX – Police in Mesa said a suspect is in the hospital with life-threatening injuries after a police shooting Wednesday morning.
Mesa police said the suspect fired a gun at officers near University Drive and Alma School Road and they returned fire, critically wounding the unidentified person.
Authorities responded to an apartment complex around 7:15 a.m. that the suspect had allegedly shot into and ran off before police arrived.
Multiple witnesses were able to verify the suspect’s description and notified officers he was running across the street holding an unknown object. When authorities made contact, the suspect began to shoot, police said.
University Drive was closed in both directions between Alma School Road and Longmore Street during the investigation.
On Thursday, the suspect was identified as Kelvin Harper Jr. Police said the 35-year-old remained hospitalized in critical but stable condition.
No other details were made available.
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