Man wounded in officer-involved shooting near Hilltop Mall
on December 21, 2011
Police responding to calls about an armed man in a hotel lobby on Wednesday shot and wounded the 22-year-old man outside another hotel nearby, across the street from the holiday shopping bustle of Hilltop Mall.
The 1:15 p.m. call reported that the man had a gun and was arguing with staff at the Extended Stay America hotel at 3170 Garrity Way, said Lt. Bisa French.
When officers arrived, the man fled out the back of the hotel and jumped a fence. The man, whom police identified only as a 22-year-old African American, was seen next in the lobby of the Courtyard Marriott Hotel, just a few meters from the hotel where the disturbance was first reported.
The man then fled out the back of that hotel.
Officers arriving on the scene spotted the man behind the Marriott, French said, speaking from in front of the hotel at about 4 p.m. The streets leading into the mall and the hotels and restaurants were cordoned off by officers and investigators.
“An officer fired a single shot, striking the suspect,” French said. “His wound is not life-threatening.”
French said the confrontation at the Extended Stay “may have been with management,” but she said she did not know what may have prompted the incident.
French did not say whether a gun had been recovered at the scene of the shooting.
“The investigation is ongoing,” French said.
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