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Suspect arrested after shots fired near Barrett at Tempe campus

No injuries have been reported and the suspect, who fired shots at a student and ASU police officer, is not affiliated with University, according to ASU PD

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ASU Police at Vista Del Sol in Tempe after gun shots fired on the morning of Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022.

A male suspect has been arrested after they fired shots in the direction of an ASU student and ASU police officer early Thursday morning near Barrett, The Honors College at the Tempe campus.

Around 1:30 a.m., the ASU Police Department received a report of a suspect with a gun near the intersection of McAllister Avenue and Lemon Street, said ASU PD spokesperson Adam Wolfe. 

Shortly after, at 1:39 a.m., a message was sent through the LiveSafe app notifying students to avoid the area and shelter in place. 

Wolfe said the suspect fired multiple shots at a student and police officer before attempting to flee, but was quickly arrested.

No injuries have been reported, and a gun has been recovered from the scene. The suspect is not affiliated with ASU, Wolfe said. ASU PD submitted felony and misdemeanor charges related to the shooting, including multiple counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, discharge of a firearm in city limits, endangerment, aggravated assault on police, among other charges.

The shelter-in-place was lifted at 2:48 a.m., but individuals were still instructed to avoid the area due to the police investigation. At 6:11 a.m., another LiveSafe message declared normal activities could resume in the Barrett complex area.

This is a developing story and we will update it with more information as it becomes available. 

This story was updated on Dec. 1, 2022, at 5:55 p.m. to include details about charges the ASU Police Department filed related to the shooting.

Edited by Piper Hansen.


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Jasmine KabiriCommunity and Culture Editor

Jasmine Kabiri is the community and culture editor at The State Press. She has previously worked as a news intern at the Daily Camera in Boulder, Colorado.


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