Mariano Villegas Killed by Glendale Police Department

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Category: Police - City
Old Crime Scene Address:
59th Avenue and W Northern Avenue
Mapping Police Violence:

Officers responded around 8 a.m. for reports of a burglary in progress. Officers found a man in the garage. Mariano Villegas barricaded himself inside the detached garage with a refrigerator and then barricaded himself in a car. About 10 a.m. police tried to break into the car, but Villegas charged officers while holding hand tools. An officer shot and killed Villegas.

Agency: Glendale Police Department

Motive: burglary

Confrontation Type: Other Non-Violent Offense

Service Call: Yes

Official Disposition: Pending investigation

Victim Name: Mariano Villegas

Death Date: May 3, 2021

County: Maricopa

Geography: Suburban

Gender: Male

Age: 45

Race: Hispanic

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: No

Armed: Unclear

Weapon: hand tools

Threat Level: other

Fleeing: not fleeing

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