2 shot and killed during separate officer-involved shootings

2 shot and killed during separate officer-involved shootings

Posted: Updated:
South Phoenix incident South Phoenix incident
North Phoenix incident North Phoenix incident
MESA, Ariz. -

Two suspects were shot and killed by Mesa Police Friday night in two separate officer-involved shootings.

Early Friday night, officers from Mesa Police's violent offender unit were executing an arrest warrant when they were forced to fire upon a suspect.

About 7:30 p.m., officers from Mesa Police and the U.S. Marshals office were called to the area of Central and Dobbins in south Phoenix.

They were serving an arrest warrant to 27-year-old Joseph Mavis, who was wanted for domestic violence and aggravated assault.

When they confronted the suspect, he had a weapon on him. Mavis began reaching for a gun in his pants pocket, and fearing for their safety, a Mesa officer fired a less lethal shot at Mavis.

Despite being hit by the bullet, police say Mavis raised a gun at officers, causing several officers to fire at him.

No officers were hurt, but Mavis was hit and died at the scene.

About 9 p.m., Mesa Police were involved in another officer-involved shooting, this time in north Phoenix at 32nd St and Greenway. These incidents are not related at all, aside from the fact that Mesa Police is involved.

29-year-old Jonathan Tricarico was shot and killed at the Greenway scene.

This incident started with a stolen car out of Mesa, and Tricarico was tracked to the Filiberto's restaurant. Mesa officers approached him, who fled and drew a gun. Tricarico reportedly fired upon the officers, who returned fire, killing him.

Greenway was shut down between SR51 and 32nd St for the investigation.

Both investigations are ongoing.

Didn't find what
you were looking for?

Powered by WorldNow

4739 NW 53rd Avenue, Sutie B
Gainesville, FL 32653

Phone: (352) 371-0051

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices