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Flagstaff Man Injured In An Officer-Involved Shooting Behind A Restaurant Saturday

Flagstaff Police

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A man was injured in an officer-involved shooting in Flagstaff Saturday. Officers arrived to a residence in the 21-hundred block of East Maple regarding a trespassing call. Witnesses say a man was reportedly on a rooftop attempting to gain access to one of the homes. When officers arrived, the man fled on foot with a handgun in his possession. They located the suspect behind the El Tapatio Restaurant along East Route 66 in a storage container. Officers surrounded the restaurant. The man was identified as 18-year-old Jose Ernesto Padilla. During the standoff, Padilla threatened suicide by cop and was seen with a gun to his head. After lengthy discussions were unsuccessful, officers and SWAT members deployed gas into the container. Padilla fired his gun at the officers, who returned fire. Padilla was injured and officers were able to take him into custody before he was transported to Flagstaff Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. A Flagstaff Police officer was also injured in the shooting and taken to FMC with non-life threatening injuries. Flagstaff Police had been looking for Padilla in connection with an aggravated assault investigation back on Saturday, September 14th. He has been booked on several charges, including attempted homicide, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, endangerment and weapons misconduct.

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