Flagstaff Police received a call Saturday around noon when a man was seen breaking into an apartment. The suspect who fled the scene was identified as Jose Padilla. Padilla was found hidden in a storage unit behind the El Tapatio Restaurant on Route 66. NAZToday Reporter, Paige Kenny, shows us the bodycam footage of the shoot-off between Padilla and Flagstaff PD. After attempts to negotiate, Flagstaff PD attempted to use tear gas but Padilla still would not come out. Padilla was the first to fire with his handgun, resulting in police and SWAT firing back. Padilla was stunned by being shot in the arm, he was taken to the hospital where he was later arrested.
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