CHANDLER, Arizona. – On Tuesday, Chandler Police released surveillance video of an officer-involved shooting that took place in April, 2016.
According to a statement released by Chandler Police on Tuesday, the shooting took place on April 23, 2016, at a big-box retail store on the 1000 block of Arizona Avenue. According to police, they received a non-emergency trespass call from the store at 6:21 a.m..
Update from April 2016- 2 officers, according to police, responded to the call. The suspect, identified by police at Mitchell Oakley, shot both officers multiple times, and one of the officers returned fire, hitting Oakley Fatally.
Two police officers are recovering from gunshot wounds following a routine call that turned deadly at a Chandler Walmart.
One officer was shot in the face. Tyler said both officers were wearing ballistic vests. It remains unclear if the first officer hit was able to return fire, but Tyler said the second officer shot and killed Oakley.
Duggan said a civilian was one of the first to render aid to the officers, adding to many of the heroic actions executed by civilians and public-safety officials.
Both officers were taken less than two miles to Chandler Regional Medical Center, where police vehicles filled the parking lot Saturday afternoon. Chandler Mayor Jay Tibshraeny visited the hospital to offer support for the families.
“Our officers responded to what some may call a routine call, even though we realize there is no such thing as a routine call,” he said. “I can’t begin to express how proud I am of our officers. They acted heroically. They relied on their training, their experience, on their equipment, and they relied on each other to survive this deadly encounter.”