Phoenix police: 2 detained after gun shop break-in
PHOENIX — Two men are in custody and a third is sought after police
interrupted a break-in of a central Phoenix gun shop Monday morning.
Sgt. Trent Crump says officers who arrived at the scene found an open door at a
vacant business next door to the gun shop and a hole in the wall between the
Crump says one suspect fired a handgun as he ran away after being confronted by
police and that an officer fired at him when he pointed a gun at the officer.
Crump says nobody was shot but that the suspect has a cut on his hand after he
fell to the ground when the officer fired at him.
Traffic was stopped between Camelback and Missouri roads on 19th Avenue for a couple of hours but have since been re-opened.
As of 7 a.m. police had conducted the residential search and all side streets were re-opened.
The residential area search on 19th Ave. (OIS) is complete, side streets are open. Clearing the gun store and adjacent buildings now.
— Phoenix Police (@phoenixpolice) March 3, 2014
The light rail was also affected, with passengers being asked to get off and a bus will take them to the next station.
By 8 a.m. it was back to running on its normal schedule.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.