I thought that I lived in a pretty good place at Power Ranch. I didn't notice anything when I left for work this morning. But this was 6 houses down from me.
Gilbert home invasion ends in deadly crash
by Eddi Trevizo - May. 19, 2009 08:22 AM
The Arizona Republic
An armed [COLOR=#2573c2 !important][COLOR=#2573c2 !important]home [COLOR=#2573c2 !important]invasion[/COLOR][/COLOR][/COLOR] escalated into a vehicle chase and a deadly rollover Tuesday morning, Gilbert police said.
The chase began when Gilbert authorities responded to calls of a home invasion near Mariposa and Stampede drives about 2 a.m.
Four suspects armed with assault rifles and wearing body armor forced their way into a couples home and beat a male victim during the robbery at the residence, said Sgt. Mark Marino, spokesman for Gilbert police.
The victim's injuries were treated on scene.
The four armed suspects and a fifth suspect, who did not enter the home, have not been identified. The suspects fled the scene in two vehicles and were spotted by responding officers who began a pursuit. Police managed to stop one vehicle in a high risk traffic stop near Higley and Germann roads, Marino said.
The second vehicle continued speeding along surface streets and the freeway until officers employed a PIT maneuver that caused the vehicle to roll near Williams Field and Gilbert roads, Marino said.
A PIT maneuver is a method by which one car forces another vehicle sideways during a pursuit causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle and stop.
Several occupants inside the vehicle were ejected and one suspect was pronounced dead at the scene, Marino said.
Gilbert officials did not release details on the condition of the other occupants ejected from the vehicle.
Authorities recovered all weapons used in the home invasion and no officers were injured during the pursuit.
Williams Field Road will be closed in both directions, between Gilbert and Lindsay roads, during the rush hour period, according to Gilbert authorities.
Check azcentral.com for further updates.