Man shot after driving RV toward Chandler officers, causing police chase; ends in 6-car crash
CHANDLER, Ariz. - The Chandler Police Department was involved in a pursuit, multi-vehicle crash and shooting on Saturday night, the department said.
The call began as a trespassing report at a home near California Street and Frye Road. The homeowner told officers that an RV was parked in front of their house and that people were possibly doing drugs inside.
When officers arrived, they spoke to 32-year-old Arnold Serrano, who was moving around inside the RV and refused orders from police.
"When our officers caught him inside, he would not exit, would not follow directions or orders," said Sergeant Jason McClimans with Chandler Police. "Because of his referred movements, our officers backed up."
That's when Serrano reportedly started up the RV and crashed through the gates in the driveway of the home, heading straight in the direction of the officers, according to McClimans.
In response, a police officer shot the 32-year-old.
After the shooting, the suspect led officers on a short chase before eventually crashing at Dobson and Frye roads. Six vehicles were involved in the crash, and one car caught fire.
Serrano was arrested and taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries, including gunshot wounds from the officer-involved shooting.
Five other people were hurt in the crash, with two of them suffering serious but non-life threatening injuries.
No officers were hurt.
Incident caught on Doorbell video
Neighbor Serafin Burciaga's Ring Doorbell camera caught the suspect being shot at, then ramming into nearby cars, and ultimately crashing.
Further in the video, you see police cruisers speeding by to the crash site.
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