PHOENIX, A.Z. (AP) — Chandler Police say they shot an armed man Friday morning in a hotel parking lot following a report of a suspicious person. The incident is now being investigated as a domestic violence case.
Police in the Phoenix suburb said a person called police saying that a woman was asking for help. A Chandler Police spokesman said two officers found the armed man in the parking lot and he “displayed” a gun.
The officers interpreted that as a threat and shot at him, the spokesman said. It’s unclear how many of the bullets struck the man.
The man, who has not been named, is being treated in a local hospital, police said. No one else was reported harmed in the shooting outside the hotel, which is also near a large shopping mall.
“Both officers had their body-worn cameras at the time,” said Chandler Police spokesman Jason McClimans, adding that emerging details in the case suggest the man and woman were in a relationship and one may have hurt the other.
“It sounded more like a domestic violence incident,” than a suspicious person, McClimans said.