Man shot by police faces 3 charges of aggravated assault

February 18, 2014 • Local News

The man shot by Roswell Police on Thursday is facing aggravated assault charges, according to a police department news release.

Police identified the man on Tuesday as Alonzo Perez, 34, and said Perez faces charges of aggravated assault on a peace officer, aggravated assault against a household member, and aggravated assault.

According to police, Perez allegedly [auth] charged at a woman and her children with a knife.

The incident occurred on the 500 block of Redwood Street around 1 a.m. on Feb. 13.

A police officer, seeing that an immediate threat was not only posed to a woman and her children, but also to the officer, used his taser on Perez, but the taser was ineffective, according to police.

Subsequently, the officer shot Perez, who was taken to a local hospital for medical attention and was later flown out of town for further treatment.

After Perez was discharged from the hospital, he was incarcerated on a parole violation warrant. Perez faces a $50,000 surety bond for the multiple aggravated assault charges.

Perez and the woman knew one another, according to police. The officers involved in the incident were Officer Alan Covarrubias, and Officer Ashley Wood.

The officers are back on duty after having been placed on standard administrative leave per the Roswell Police Department policy during the investigation.

Related Posts

Leave a Reply

« »