Mesa officer fires weapon at man following traffic stop

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Mesa Police Department
Mesa Police Department

A Mesa police officer fired his weapon at a man following a traffic stop early on Saturday morning near Ivyglen Street and Country Club Drive in Mesa, according to the Mesa Police Department.

According to police, a Mesa officer conducted a traffic stop on a passenger car around 1:45 a.m. During the traffic stop, the officer tried to make the driver step out of the car. The reason is unknown.

The driver fled "at a high rate of speed," police said, and the officer began firing at the vehicle.

The suspect and the car are outstanding, police said. The officer was not injured during the incident and it is still unknown if the suspect was injured.

This investigation was ongoing.

Reach breaking news reporter Laura Daniella Sepulveda at lsepulveda@lavozarizona.com or on Twitter @lauradNews.

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This article originally appeared on Arizona Republic: Mesa officer fires at man following traffic stop