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Officer Involved Shooting

Event date: Tuesday, April 16, 2013, from 9:19 AM to 9:19 AM

Date: 04/16/13
Time: 1:30 am
Report #: 13-08724
Location: 7000 E. Palm Ln.
Victim Info:
Suspect Data: Luis Cardenas, 11/07/94

Cardenas Photo

At 1:20 this morning Phoenix PD officers attempted to make a traffic stop near 52nd Street and Oak. The dark Saturn (originally reported as a Ford) driven by the suspect did not comply and headed south toward Tempe. At that time Phoenix alerted the other surrounding agencies to attempt to locate the vehicle. The vehicle was located on the Loop 101 by a Phoenix helicopter where it exited on McDowell westbound and headed to 70th Street. It turned off its headlights and entered an alley just north of McDowell. Both a Scottsdale vehicle and a DPS vehicle entered the same alleyway. As they got closer the suspect vehicle rammed the Scottsdale police car and drove up onto the car’s hood at which time the DPS officer fired a single round into the suspect's windshield which did not strike the suspect.

The suspect was taken into custody without injury.  He was booked on an Aggravated Assault charge.

The Scottsdale officer was checked out medically for precautionary reasons.