Incident

11-22-2019 Arizona El Mirage 0-1

Location

November 22, 2019

N El Mirage Road and W Well St
El Mirage, Arizona
Geolocation: 33.6144, -112.325

Participants

  • Type: Subject-Suspect
  • Name: Joe Ruelas
  • Age: 38
  • Age Group: Adult 18+
  • Gender: Male
  • Status: Killed

Incident Characteristics

  • Shot - Dead (murder, accidental, suicide)
  • Suicide^
  • Officer Involved Incident
  • Officer Involved Shooting - Officer killed
  • Officer Involved Shooting - K9/Mounted killed

Notes

K-9 Koki shot and killed; his handler was Officer Doug Jones; no others injured; suspect dead from apparent self inflicted gunshot wound

Guns Involved

1 gun involved.

  • Type: Unknown
  • Stolen: Unknown

District

Congressional District: 8
State Senate District: 21
State House District: 21