David Javier Gonzales is placed on a stretcher after his capture late Tuesday night. Gonzales is a suspect in a shootout with Chandler police Monday. (Source: CBS 5 News)
David Gonzales (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)
(Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)
Gonzales eluded capture twice. (Source: CBS 5 News)
Lockdowns at five Chandler schools were lifted late Monday. (Source: CBS 5 News)
CHANDLER, AZ (CBS5/AP) -
A convicted felon accused of exchanging gunfire with Chandler police and then stealing a car has been ordered to be held without bond.
David Javier Gonzales, 25, of Mesa, had his initial court appearance on Thursday. He has a May 15 status conference and May 19 preliminary hearing.
Gonzales eluded capture twice before he was arrested Tuesday night at a Phoenix apartment complex near 19th Avenue and Osborn Road.
Undercover officers found Gonzales just before 10 p.m. and arrested him after short foot chase, a Chandler police spokesman said.
Gonzales was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment of a minor wound believed suffered in the shooting. He was booked in the Fourth Avenue Jail after his release from the hospital.
The spokesman said police would release possible charges later Wednesday.
The shootout happened after Chandler police said they made contact with Gonzales at an apartment complex near Chandler Boulevard and Dobson Road about 3:30 p.m. Monday when he allegedly fired at the officers.
"Our officer returned fire," said Sgt. Joe Favazzo with Chandler police. "Our officer was not hit."
The suspect reportedly carjacked a woman and her grandchild, and took off in the stolen Ford Fusion, police said.
Gonzales was believed to be the same man armed with a rifle or shotgun who Chandler police were searching for Monday morning.
Chandler High School, Galveston Elementary, Frye Elementary, St. Mary-Basha Catholic Elementary and Chandler Christian Academy were locked down as precautionary measures, Chandler police Detective Seth Tyler said.
Chandler police dispatchers said they got a call about 8:30 a.m. from someone who reported a woman was at a home in the area of Ithica Street and Chandler Boulevard with an arrest warrant, Tyler said.
One of the officers en route spotted a van leaving the vicinity of the home and began to follow the vehicle, Tyler said.
The officer attempted to pull the van over, but the driver fled.
Two witnesses called 911 a short time later to report a man with a rifle or shotgun had gotten out of a van in a trailer park near Erie and Hamilton streets, Tyler said.
One witness said the man fled west to a home at the 300 block of North Delaware Street. The other said the man went into a trailer in the complex. A police perimeter was established at both sites.
The Chandler Police Department's team was called out to clear both homes. The suspect was not found, but the van and a car were seized from the trailer park.
"They took off to that other trailer park, where I think they were doing a house-to-house search," said witness Tom Blacklock.
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