Man Arrested in Gun Battle
Friday at 1:41 pm, Officers responded to a call at the Nevada East Apartments, 1645 Sunset Drive, for a suspicious person.
Officer R Spearman and Officer E Tabone arrived and located 30 year old Shawn Sanchez.
Officer Spearman was able to confirm Sanchez had outstanding warrants. Officer Spearman attempted to place Sanchez under arrest for the warrants. When Officer Spearman tried to place handcuffs on Sanchez, he began to resist and fight with Officer Spearman. During the struggle, Sanchez attempted to remove Officer Spearman’s duty weapon from its holster. Officer Spearman was able to prevent Sanchez from being able to fully gain control of the gun while Officer Tabone deployed his taser on Sanchez to prevent him from getting access to Officer Spearman’s weapon. The Officers were able to take Sanchez into custody.
Detective Elrod and Detective Lajoie responded to investigate the incident. Sanchez was transported to Shannon Medical Center for treatment of his injuries. At the conclusion of the initial investigation, Sanchez was charged with the outstanding warrants, Resisting Arrest, and Attempting to Take a Weapon from a Peace Officer, a State Jail Felony.
Investigators are looking into the possibility that Sanchez was the driver of a stolen vehicle that crashed in the 1600 block of Sunset Drive earlier this morning.