||12074 N.135th Place|
||50 yr old male resident and 35 yr old female resident.|
||Prostrollo, Jason Edward. DOB 3/1/1986|
||Update on 1/29/2012:|
--The suspect has been identified as listed above. His history with Scottsdale PD is: 1 DUI arrest from 2010 and 1 Driving on Suspended License charge in 2011.
--We are not identifying the the victims in this case at this time.
--No 911 tapes are being released until our investigation reaches a point where public release will not adversely effect the case.
--Our service dog, "Raider" is improving every hour. Today, he was standing up moving about quite well for the severity of his injury. We anticipate him to recover from his wound. His duty status will be determined and his health improves. We will be publicly thanking the doctors who worked to save him in the next few days. Media will be invited.
SPD received a call from the female resident at this house who reported there was a guest at the house who was fighting with her boyfriend and had a knife. While responding to the house, SPD received a 911 call from a cab driver reporting a male fare had pulled a knife on him and held it to the driver's neck. He forced him to drive back to the neighborhood (of 12074 N. 135th Place). Officers believed that the 2 calls to 911 were prompted by the same suspect.
When officers arrived, they called the residents out of the house. The male and female residents exited the house unharmed. The male guest came out moments later with a pool cue in each hand. The held the pool cues in a threatening manner, ignoring the officers commands to drop the cues and stop advancing. During the confrontation, a K9 officer deployed his dog on the suspect and an officer was forced to shoot the suspect. Two rounds were fired with at least one striking and killing the suspect. The K9 biting the suspect was also hit by gunfire.
The suspect was deceased on the scene. The K9 "Raider" was transported to an emergency animal hospital where he is still being treated for a single gunshot wound to the shoulder/neck area.
No officers were injured during the incident.
We have learned so far that the couple met the male guest at a bar earlier in the evening.He was invited back to the house, but left in a cab sometime before the incident. He returned to the house and came back inside. That is when the confrontation with the knife happened with the male resident. The cabby drove to a convenience store before calling SPD, which accounted for the delay in reporting the incident.
The deceased male suspect is in his mid-20's, however, has not yet been identified by police. The male and female residents are 50 and 35 years (respectively).
The officer that shot the suspect is a 19-year veteran police Lieutenant, Ron Bayne.
Information and pictures on the police K9 can be found here:
Contact: Sgt. Mark Clark