Man arrested after breaking into Phoenix apartment, shooting at officers
Jun 5, 2023, 7:24 AM | Updated: 9:41 am
(Martin Oliver - Maricopa County Sheriff's Office and Facebook/Phoenix Police Department Photos)
PHOENIX – A man was arrested Sunday afternoon after breaking into an apartment near downtown Phoenix and barricading himself inside, authorities said.
The suspect shot at officers during the standoff near Seventh Avenue and McDowell Road, the Phoenix Police Department said.
Officers responded to a burglary call around 1:35 p.m. and learned the intruder was alone in the residence and there was at least one gun inside.
Surrounding residences were evacuated while the incident was ongoing.
While officers were establishing containment, the man allegedly shot at them at least one time, police said.
The suspect, identified later as 46-year-old Martin Joseph Oliver, was taken into custody inside the home after an extended barricade situation.
Oliver was booked into Maricopa County Jail on multiple felony counts, including aggravated assault on a police officer and burglary.