Monday, October 20th, 2014

Yuma Police Shootout With Gang Member In Motel Parking Lot

 The Yuma Police Department has identified the suspect involved in a shooting at an area motel on Wednesday. Police say 26 year old Jesus Bran Ibarra is a known violent gang member and was located in the parking lot at the Knights Inn and Suites in the alleged possession of a stolen vehicle. He used the vehicle to ram law enforcement vehicles, which led to the firing of a weapon by Crime Suppression Unit member Corporal Carlos Buitrago. A Deputy United States Marshal also fired his weapon. Ibarra is in serious but stable condition at Yuma Regional Medical Center. Corporal Buitrago is a seven-year veteran with the Yuma Police Department and has been placed on administrative leave, a standard procedure with officers involved in a shooting. No law enforcement personnel were injured.

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