Jeremy Bustos, 43, dies and Avondale police officer in critical condition after joyride collision at 111th Avenue and Durango Street in Avondale, Arizona
Modified Date:Sun, 12/14/2014 - 5:54pm
Accident Date:Thursday, October 23, 2014
"They were telling him, 'Stop, stop stop,' and they shot him," said Manuel Contreras, who witnessed the confrontation. "I heard four or five shots. Immediately he was down."
When Bustos got out of the stolen vehicle, he had a knife and a machete, according to Avondale police, and did not listen to commands by officers to drop his weapons. The suspect was shot dead by police.
Glendale police have taken over the investigation. They have not said why Bustos went on a criminal rampage. Family members say he was a father and lived with relatives in the neighborhood."My uncle was kind, loving.. he loved his family.. he would do anything for us.. he would give you the shirt on his back," said Melissa Bustos.
Jeremy Bustos dies and an Avondale police officer is in critical condition after Bustos joyrides a stolen truck into a collision with a police car at 111th Avenue and Durango Street in Avondale, Arizona. Bustos is alleged to have assaulted a city employee and stolen their truck, joyriding it into a police chase that ended with Bustos carying a machette and a pocket knife, refusing to cooperate and being shot twice by police. The officer in the car that Bustos struck had to be extracted and was airlifted to St. Joseph Hospital in critical condition.
Roadway:111th Avenue and Durango Street
County:Maricopa County, AZ