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Tempe Police: Man points gun at guests during party

Tempe Police reported the following incident Thursday:

  • A 22-year-old Avondale man was arrested Sept. 26 during a vehicle stop at Broadway Road and Rural Road on suspicion of disorderly conduct and aggravated assault, according to a police report.The man attended a house party and began yelling at guests, police said. He then pointed a loaded revolver handgun at two of the guests, according to the report.

    Police reported the man fled the party in a green and blue colored Nissan. Officers saw the vehicle on Rural Road and Vista Del Cerro Drive and placed a high-risk vehicle stop at Broadway Road and Rural Road just east of the intersection, according to the report.

    The man and two female passengers were contacted in his vehicle at the vehicle stop, police said.

    According to the report, the vehicle was searched and the loaded revolver was located in the glove compartment.

    The two female passengers said they had attempted to visit the party earlier in the evening but were told to leave, police said. One of the women said she was upset at the people at the party for physically removing her from the party and wished to return to confront them, according to the report.

    Police reported she had asked the man to drive her back to the party to confront the people who had removed her.

    According to the report, the man refused to speak with police post-Miranda but did make spontaneous statements like, "I don't know that f---er, f--- that guy."

    The woman said she was unaware that the man had a firearm, police reported.

    The man was transported to Tempe City Jail, where he was booked and held to a see a judge, police reported.

Report compiled by Kelcie Grega.

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