Man on stolen motorcycle shot and killed by Mesa officers, police say

Lyle Ellerbee

A guy on a reportedly stolen bike was shot and killed by Mesa officers soon after achieving for what turned out to be an airsoft gun at his waistband, Chandler law enforcement stated.

The capturing transpired in the vicinity of McQueen Highway and Chandler Boulevard on March 22 after Mesa police officers reportedly experimented with to pull above a male on a stolen motorcycle off of Ray Street.

The man fled, but a police helicopter eventually tracked the automobile down to a Chandler trailer park around Ithaca and Detroit Avenue.

When they at last caught up with the motorbike rider, 1 officer reportedly shot him with a “considerably less-deadly” shotgun spherical and one more officer tased him. 

The suspect, discovered as 27-calendar year-outdated Alberto Noriega, then exposed what appeared to be a gun at his waistband, police claimed. Soon after he was hit with a Taser a 2nd time, police say he reached for the gun.

3 officers shot Noriega quite a few times, killing him. His weapon was exposed to be a duplicate-design airsoft gun, law enforcement mentioned.

 The investigation is still ongoing. No a person else was injured.

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