UTAH TECH UNIVERSITY'S STUDENT NEWS SOURCE | January 27, 2023

Mesquite Police Looking for Shooting Suspects

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Mesquite Police Department is currently investigating a drive-by shooting that occurred in the area of Sandhill Boulevard and First North Street at approximately at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday.

The suspects, who were in a blue Buick sedan, allegedly began chasing and shooting at the victim’s vehicle. The victim was not injured. Local officers arrived at the scene to search for the vehicle and speak with witnesses, while the Mesquite Investigative Services Division (ISD) recovered evidence, including surveillance video of both vehicles involved.

Mesquite S.W.A.T. served a search warrant at a local residence where the suspect vehicle was located Wednesday. ISD executed the warrant and impounded the vehicle. ISD also searched the residence for evidence.

Arrest warrants have been issued for the driver and the passenger of the suspect vehicle. The suspects are identified as Freddy Armora, 19, of Beaver Dam, Ariz., and Gadiel Chavez, 21, of Mesquite. One suspect is a known member of the West Side Rebels 13 criminal street gang and the second suspect is a known associate.

Anyone who has information of the shooting or location of Armora and Chavez are urged to contact the Mesquite Police Department at (702) 346-5262.