Glendale PD identifies fugitive killed in police shooting

Glendale police have identified Brandon Pequeno as the suspect who was shot and killed Thursday night.

Glendale police say a 25-year-old man is dead following a police shooting on Thursday night.

Spokeswoman Tiffany Smith said in a news release that Brandon Pequeno was a fugitive wanted on kidnapping, domestic violence and aggravated assault charges. A multi-agency fugitive task force attempted to arrest Pequeno in Glendale when he fled and began ramming other cars. Smith said three officers from the Mesa Police Department fired their weapons at Pequeno because they feared for their lives.

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Pequeno was pronounced dead at a hospital. No officers were injured.

A 17-year-old girl and 25-year-old man were in the car with Pequeno. The girl was wounded in the shooting and is in critical condition.

An investigation is ongoing.

© 2017 Associated Press


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