On April 16, Isaiah A. Curtis, 26, discharged a gun at Scottsdale Police officers, who then shot and killed him.
Police were called to a domestic violence incident just before 7 o’clock in the evening in the 8300 block of East Cypress Street, close to Hayden and McDowell roads.
According to police spokesperson Aaron Bolin, “Officers were responding to a domestic disturbance between the suspect and an ex-girlfriend who was dropping him off at an address on Cypress.”
In order to report Curtis’s violent behavior and gun possession, the woman dialed 911.
When the police arrived, “Curtis disobeyed their verbal orders and ultimately opened fire on them. Both officers shot their service firearms in response, striking the subject, who then passed out in the driveway of the house, according to Bolin.
Bolin said that a gun had been found nearby, Curtis.
He claimed that the officers applied tourniquets and administered CPR in an effort to save the man’s life. Curtis was declared dead at the site at 7:10 p.m. despite the efforts of paramedics who arrived within 10 minutes.
The two officers are on leave “while the internal and criminal investigation continues, which is standard for all officer-involved shootings,” according to Bolin.
The participating officers have worked with Scottsdale Police for a total of four and a half years.
Boldin responded to inquiries from Progress by stating that the policemen who were shot had body cameras that were turned on at the time of the shooting. Yes, a review of the video evidence will be done as part of the criminal and internal investigations.
“This (incident) is being investigated criminally and internally by Scottsdale Police. Once completed, the criminal case will be reviewed by the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office.”
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