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Phoenix Shooting And Suspect Searches

On Behalf of / Friday, 17 March 2017 / Published in assault, battery, felony, Homicide, Personal Injury

Phoenix Police Searching for Shooting Suspect

When you’re in a relationship you’ll do anything for your new lover, but does that really include being involved in a shooting? Nope. Not in my book anyways.

Police are now searching for a suspect who supposedly shot his ex-girlfriend’s new boyfriend. Little crazy. This happened at a north Phoenix apartment complex.

The Phoenix police say that  the shooting happened close to 11th Street and Dunlap around 3:30 in the early morning. The woman and her new boyfriend were inside of an apartment when the woman’s ex-boyfriend entered the apartment and shot the new boyfriend twice.

Police aren’t sure if there was a fight before the shooting or what but apparently the area is one that has a history of violence.

Irene Halleckson’s Statement:

I hear them all the time, so I just don’t say anything anymore. Until I heard her scream, then I knew something bad happened.

The victim is now going to face surgery for his life threatening injuries.

Apartment Shooting

Phoenix has been booming, literally from the sounds of the many shootings in the area. Now the Phoenix Police are investigating the most recent shooting of a man who was found dead inside of an apartment.

Officer Alan Pfohl said that the suspect had left the area before the authorities had gotten to the scene. The got the call about a shooting on Wednesday morning.

Officer Pfohl said that the detectives are going to conduct interviews to hopefully piece together what happened, however early “indications” lead them to believe that drug activity may be part of the issue here.

The reports say that the shooting happened in an apartment complex near South 48th Street and East Elliot Road.

Stolen Car Leads to Shooting

According to police a Buckeye home invasion suspect was shot and then had to be taken into custody. This was after a car chase happened after a stolen car was involved. The chase ended near Wickenburg.

According to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, the suspect actually led the officers on a car chase towards Wickenburg after a home invasion in Buckeye.

The incident started around 7 o’clock in the morning. Not the smartest time since that’s when daylight hits.

Luckily the car had OnStar which assisted in the chase. It was able to track and disable the stolen SUV.

Sgt. Joaquin Enriquez Statement:

This was something that we needed to use immediately to get this vehicle disabled, and we were able to do it successfully.
 The suspect was reportedly involved in a gunfight which lead to the suspect being shot and wounded by the sheriff’s deputies. The suspect was then taken into custody.

Kenneth’s Statement:

The first thing I heard were the sirens, and there were a lot of them. My brother was right out here chopping weeds, and he said he heard five or six shots. He said he couldn’t count them. They came so fast.

Alice’s Statement:

One of the sheriff’s cars came by real fast and he rolled his window down and hollered at me to get inside, get inside now! So I knew something was going down.


Phoenix Criminal Threats Lawyer

Criminal Defense Cases

Formerly referred to as terroristic threats, the crime of criminal threats may be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony offense, depending on case specifics. A criminal threat occurs when an individual threatens to kill or injure another person and that person has a reasonably sustained fear for his or her safety, or the safety of his or her immediate family. A defendant may potentially be convicted of making criminal threats even if he or she did not intend to carry out the threat, provided that the alleged victim had a reasonable basis to fear for his or her safety.

Arrest in Phoenix for Criminal Threats

If you have been arrested for making a criminal threat, it is critical that you protect your rights by retaining an experienced criminal defense attorney. For a vigorous defense, contact the Law Offices of Criminal Defense Lawyers PLLC immediately.

Arizona prosecutors have considerable discretion to charge criminal threats offenses as a misdemeanor or a felony. If you are convicted of a misdemeanor criminal threat, harassment or stalking offense, you could face up to one year in county jail. If you are convicted of a felony criminal threats offense, you could face up to four years in state prison. You could face significantly greater penalties if you used a firearm or other dangerous weapon while making criminal threats.


Types of Criminal Threats

A Criminal Threat is a strike offense, which means that you could face significantly enhanced penalties if you are convicted of a future felony. Even a nonviolent felony could result in twice the prison sentence if you have a prior strike offense. A third strike could result in a prison sentence of 25 years to life.


Criminal Threats Defensive Strategy

There are many ways that our skilled Phoenix Defense Attorneys can raise a strong defense on your behalf. First, we will examine the facts of the case to determine if the prosecution has enough evidence to obtain a conviction. In particular, we will look at any evidence of the alleged communication. Does the prosecution have copies of an email or voicemail? If the state has nothing more than a he-said-she said case, the prosecution will have a tougher time proving its case.

Taking Your Criminal Threats Case to Trial

Even if the prosecution has evidence of the alleged communication, we will examine the nature of the communication. Was the threat a serious one? In other words, did the alleged victim actually fear for his or her safety and was he or she reasonable to have such fear? The prosecution does not have to prove that you intended to carry out the threat, or even that you had the current ability to carry out the threat. However, the prosecution must establish that the threat you made is the type that would have caused the defendant to have a reasonable fear.

If you choose to take your case to trial, we offer skilled Phoenix trial lawyers who will aggressively defend your rights in the courtroom. If you do not want to fight your charges at trial, we can negotiate with the prosecution to seek a favorable plea agreement. Depending on the facts of your case, we may be able to help you keep this off of your record. If that is not possible, we can seek a plea to a lesser offense, including a non-strike offense, or we can seek an agreement on sentencing that will limit the penalties you face. With a team of former prosecutors, the skilled attorneys at the Phoenix Offices of Criminal Defense Lawyers PLLC are highly adept at finding creative solutions for their clients.

Schedule a Free Consultation – Phoenix Criminal Threats Lawyer

If you or someone you know has been accused of a Violent Crime such as a Terrorist Threat, contact a Phoenix Criminal Defense Lawyer Today to Schedule a Free Consultation. With a wealth of expertise, a commitment to integrity and a passion for defense, the Attorneys at Criminal Defense Lawyers PLLC – Phoenix Criminal Defense Lawyers – are here to support you with your case. We believe every defendant has the right to.


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