Suspects in shooting involving ICE Special Agents identified

- Mesa police have identified the suspects in a shooting involving ICE special agents on Tuesday.

According to Det. Steve Berry, the suspect involved in the shooting has been identified as 23-year-old Giovanny Leon, who Det. Berry says has died from his injuries at a hospital.

Another suspect involved was identified by Det. Berry as 18-year-old Carlos Casillas-Mendoza.

According to Det. Berry, the incident happened on the 800 block of S. Alma School Road in Mesa, as special agents from ICE Homeland Security Investigations were working a narcotics investigation and met Leon and Casillas-Mendoza.

During the meeting, one of the suspects displayed a handgun and pointed it at the special agent, in an apparent attempt to rob him. The special agent then fired at the suspect, and additional agents arrived and engaged the suspect as he continue to point his weapon at the agents. The suspect was then struck by multiple rounds.

Det. Berry says Casillas-Mendoza admitted to his involvement in the attempted robbery during an interview, and has been booked on a count of first-degree murder under the felony murder rule, a count of armed robbery, and a count of aggravated robbery.

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