GLENDALE, Ariz. (KSAZ)
Early Saturday morning, Glendale Police officers heard gunshots fired outside the front of the Gateway patrol police station located at 6261 N. 83rd Avenue. Police have now identified the shooter as 18-year-old David Herrera, and there are concerns he may try to harm himself.
Officers observed an older blue and white pickup truck with a New Mexico license plate flee the scene at a high rate of speed, according to Officer Tracey Breeden with the Glendale Police Department.
Officers were unable to stop the vehicle, but they managed to catch the license plate number.
A little after 7:00 a.m., Glendale Police received an anonymous 911 call about a shooting at a local convenience store in the area of 63rd Avenue and Maryland.
A witness at a bus stop told police that someone was firing off rounds at vehicles, according to police.
As officers responded to the area, they observed a pickup truck fleeing the area. The pickup truck was abandoned in a nearby apartment complex at 6400 W. Maryland Avenue, Breeden said.
The pickup truck matched the description of the pickup truck from the prior incident, according to Breeden.
A Hispanic man was seen taking off from the area on foot after a witness reported seeing him fire shots at officers in the area of 67th Avenue and Maryland.
The suspect was last seen running into an apartment complex near 64th Avenue and Maryland. He's described as a Hispanic man wearing a white, possibly striped shirt, and the suspect's vehicle was found abandoned nearby.
67th Avenue was shut down in both directions between Rose Lane and Maryland Ave. while Glendale Police investigated the shooting. No citizens or officers were hurt in the incident, and police did not discharged their weapons.
SWAT teams and K-9s went searching for the suspect, and Glendale Police set up a perimeter near the apartment complex to try and find any shooter.
Police reopened the area of 67th Avenue and Maryland at about 11:30 a.m.
Throughout the evening, Glendale Detectives have continued to work the case. They identified the owner of the vehicle as David Romero, an 18-year-old Peoria resident. He also goes by the name of David Herrera, according to Breeden.
Detectives were able to contact family members and friends of David. He made statements to family earlier today that he wanted to harm himself.
Detectives have information that leads them to believe that David was the driver of the pickup truck observed in both incidents. It is also believed that David may have been the 911 caller. No citizens or officers were injured during these two incidents.
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