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Gunshot Cases in Phoenix

Phoenix Woman Suffers From Gunshot Wound

Oh how Phoenix never lacks in shooting stories. Someone is always on the news for sadly being injured by a gunshot.

According to the Phoenix Police, a woman who had a gunshot wound had actually managed to drive to the South Mountain Precinct for help overnight.

The victim was weirdly shot in the ankle as she was in a liquor store parking lot on the 19th Avenue. There were two male suspects who fled the area. They got into another car after they shot the woman.

Luckily the woman is expected to be okay.

Police do not know or have a motive for the shooting at this time. They also do not have any of the suspect descriptions.

Officer Involved in Shooting in Phoenix

Stolen vehicles usually tend to lead to mass chaos. When police catch up to those stolen vehicles it usually ends in a police chase or a shooting of some sort. This time, an officer involved shooting took place.

A man who was driving a stolen car has died after he was involved with not only the stolen car, but also an officer-involved shooting that took place in west Phoenix.

Luckily none of the police officers were injured during the shooting, according to a police spokesman. The shooting happened on a Wednesday around three o’clock in the evening at the 7th Avenue and McDowell Road.

The police didn’t immediately release the name of the shooting suspect. The police say that the man could have been wanted on an outstanding parole violation.

The police say that after he stopped the vehicle, he put the car into reverse and rammed the other vehicles in the area. So he was in a hurry to get out of there for multiple reasons it seems.

The police stated that one of the officers was in danger and that when the police decided to take action and shoot the victim. The man was later taken to the hospital and was in critical condition. The man later died from the gunshot wound.

Interstate Being Watched After Gunshot Shootings

Interstate shootings are kind of uncommon, so for there to be at least ten different reporting of shootings the Fowler Elementary School District are taking precautions. The Fowler Elementary School have issued orders for the buses to avoid the Phoenix Freeways, to hopefully eliminate the scare of the kids being hurt.

Marvene Lobato, Superintendent’s Statement:

I want all school district vehicles to refrain from using any freeway

The Superintendent issues the order after and incident on September 9th.

Lobato’s Gunshot Worries

I am being conscientious that whomever is demonstrating such bad judgment has no regard for human life; and I don’t want our students and staff in harm’s way

Of course other school districts are taking precautions too. They are also asking their buses to avoid the freeways due to the recent shootings.

Lobato knows that the other school districts are following suite and “doing the same”. A group of Phoenix superintendents met to figure out a plan of action to hopefully address the issue. Lobato wasn’t scared by the shootings at first, just due to the fact that the time of which they occurred. However, that changed after the September 9th incident.

Lobato’s Statement:

Today’s event happened during school time. This alarms me.

The buses that are usually used for field trips also have to make changes to their routes. The changes have increased travel time by thirty to forty minutes. Which on a bus, that seems like hours.

The Normal bus routes are being affected as well due to an increase of daily drivers also avoiding the freeways. Can’t really blame them.

Lobato knows that this is probably extremely inconvenient, not only for the bus drivers but the daily commuters, but this is something that has to be done. She said that, “life is far too precious to ignore this behavior”. Good call Superintendent Lobato. Good call. Lives matter more than travel time.

Hopefully the police can figure out whats going on and put a stop to the mass gun shooting incidents.



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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Phoenix, AZ 85008
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Two Young People Wounded in Officer Involved Shooting

12 Year Old and 18 Year Old Injured in Officer Involved Shooting


According to the local authorities, a twelve year old girl and an eighteen year old young man have both been wounded in an “officer-involved” shooting. The shooting happened at a North Phoenix Home.


The police say that the incident had started on a Tuesday afternoon. This started after the fourteen year old girl called the police. She claimed that she had felt threatened by an eighteen year old young man that she met online. Sounds like an accident waiting to happen.


The police said that the girl had told the officers that the two weren’t together anymore, she got scared after the man had left some gifts for her on the doorstep of her home. The home was near Tatum and Deer Valley Road.


Teens Meet Online And Things Escalate to a Shooting


The police officers had gotten a call saying that there was a man with a gun in the neighborhood. When Police got there, the person with a gun turned out to be the eighteen year old that the girl had called to report just that morning.


When the police got to the scene, they told the man to put the gun down. Being eighteen and sounds a little crazy, he refused. The Police say that the man had started to go into the fourteen year old girls home, that is when the officers had to shoot him.


Some time during the shooting, the man’s gun had went off. It hit the girl’s little sister who is only twelve years old. The twelve year old is luckily in stable condition and is still at the hospital. However, the eighteen year old boy is in pretty serious condition at this time. No officers were injured during the shooting. Police have not released the names of those injured at this time.





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Woman Dead and Baby Shot in Ahwatukee Area

Baby Wounded and Woman Dead After Being Shot


On Thursday evening, something truly heartbreaking happened. Police say that a young woman has died after being shot. A baby was found wounded from a gun shot wound with her as well in West Ahwatukee.


The authorities say that the woman was quite young, in her early twenties probably. She had been shot in the head and died later in the hospital that evening. The baby that was found suffered from a leg wound, the baby is in critical condition.


Authorities Find Dead Woman and Gun Shot Wounded Baby


Police aren’t sure if the baby was the woman’s child. Their identities have not been released at this time. It’s possible she could have been babysitting someone or perhaps the baby was indeed her own.


The authorities say that the two had been found on a foot path off 18th Avenue, north of Pecos Road. They were found around three o’clock on Thursday afternoon. What a tragic thing to happen upon. It’s hard to tell who killed them and why? Very sad.


A video of the area showed what looked like to be a few random items scattered along the dirt trail. Could this have been as simple as a robbery? Makes it so heartbreaking not knowing, and if it were for something as simple as a robbery. Who could be heartless enough to rob someone with a baby?


A resident in the area had hear the baby crying, they went to investigate and found the woman wound and the poor baby with gunshot wounds. They immediately called the police.


Authorities are searching for the shooter and hopefully witnesses. A motive for the shooting is not clear at this time.




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Man Found at Bus Stop wounded By Gunshot

Police Investigating Situation Where Man Was Found With a Gunshot Wound


Fridays. Especially holiday Fridays, you see all kinds of craziness. The police are now investigating where a man was found suffering from a gunshot wound on Friday.


Sgt. Johnathan Howard, from the Phoenix Police Department said that the injured man that had been found at a local bus stop near 51st Avenue and Osborn. The man was quickly transported to the local hospital after he was found, but he sadly died after her arrived to the hospital.


Police Investigate Gunshot Victim’s Death


Lt. Kimberly Mitchell from the Phoenix Police Department, stated that someone who had been walking in the area was the one to call 911 after they had spotted the gunshot victim on the floor. The victim reportedly told the person who called 911 that he had been shot around two hours earlier.


Even though the man gave what information he could, he wasn’t able to provide the police any suspect information. The police are not looking for a particular suspect at this time, only because they do not know who shot the victim. Lt. Mitchell also said that there had been a luggage bag at the scene, however it did not belong to the gunshot victim.


Police do not know if the victim was transient or not. Police closed down the Northbound 51 Avenue from Osborn Road to Crittenden Lane so that they could investigate the scene.




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Investigation into Shooting of Arizona Department of Public Safety Officer

Police Officials Release Woman Wanted for Question in DPS Shooting


Police Officials have stated that they have found and then released a woman who was wanted for questioning that involved the shooting of an Arizona Department of Public Safety Officer in the Phoenix area.  However, there were no arrests made. Police are still searching for the suspects, Ramon Bueno and Danny Vargas.


The officer is doing very well and the forty – four year old is expected to fully recover according to Officer Holmes. There are several agencies working together in this investigation, including: DPS, ATF (Alcohol Tobacco & Firearms), and the U. S. Marshals Office.


The investigation has been going on for the five suspects after a routine traffic stop on Wednesday morning at a local Knights Inn motel which was near the interstate. The traffic stop ended with gunfire. According to Officer Holmes, the suspects that were in the vehicle fired at the officer that made the initial traffic stop which was around three o’clock in the morning. They were driving a 2008 Mercury Sable that had dark tinted windows.


The officer then approached the vehicle and talked briefly with the passengers. After his chat with the passengers he walked to the back to the patrol car and waited for backup. When backup arrived, they then tried to approach the suspects vehicle. That is when Mr. Ramon allegedly fired a weapon at the officers.


DPS Officer Shot


The DPS Officer was shot in the face and then the suspects quickly fled the scene. The two officers that came as backup quickly returned the fire at the vehicle and then began to try to help the injured DPS Officer. According to Officer Holmes, the suspects drove around the hotel and then approached the officers once again and started the shooting again. Officer Holmes called it a “desperate act” to shoot at the on-scene officers.


The Mercury Sable was found abandoned at a home near 29th Avenue and Pima. The vehicle wasn’t reported stolen. No other information was given about the vehicle or home where it was found.


Holmes Statement:

I had no idea what was going on, when I got there they told me that the car was involved in the shooting and it was a shock to me.






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Domestic Dispute Turns Deadly

Domestic Dispute Gets Threatening in Phoenix

On Friday morning the Phoenix police are investigating a shooting that took place near Cave Creek Road and Greenway Parkway.

According to the Phoenix Police Sgt. Tommy Thompson, this all happened when a twenty-two year old young man and his girlfriend were having a domestic dispute. Then the man had threatened to kill himself.

According to the report, the man had went into the bedroom and then the girlfriend said she heard some gunshots. She thought he might have followed through with his threat. However, he only fired some shots through the bedroom which sadly traveled through the window of a neighbors house which was across the street.

The shot hit a thirty-nine year old. The victim was holding a cup of coffee at the time of the shooting and was hit in the wrist.

The report also said that the shot victim then walked across the street to his neighbors house to secure the weapon before the police got to the scene. The gun shot victim was taken to the local hospital for some non-life-threatening injuries.

The gunshot victim’s neighbors are thankful for his courageous act.

One of those neighbors, Esther Guevara stated that:

It was a good thing that he went over there to make sure everything was fine. That was a good thing

Sgt. Thompson said that the suspect has been arrested and will face multiple charges. The investigators have not released any names in this case as of yet.

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