Chandler police officer involved in shooting as part of welfare check in parking lot
Nov 18, 2023, 7:25 AM | Updated: 1:56 pm
(Facebook Photo/Chandler Police Department, File)
PHOENIX — Police in Chandler are investigating an officer-involved shooting that occurred Friday night.
According to police, an officer responded to a parking lot on Ray Road just east of Interstate 10 shortly after 6 p.m. to conduct a welfare check on a woman inside a vehicle.
The woman, 50-year-old Renata Eldred, was reported to be disturbing other people in the parking lot.
Police said Eldred had a gun in the car with her. The officer commanded her not to touch the gun but she did not comply.
Instead, police said she grabbed the gun and made a threatening move with it toward the officer.
The officer then fired two shots at her, striking her in the upper chest.
The woman was taken into custody and then to a hospital for treatment.
After being released from the hospital, Eldred was booked into Maricopa County Jail on charges of disorderly conduct and aggravated assault.
The officer was not injured.
— Chandler Police (@ChandlerPolice) November 18, 2023