On August 5, 2020 at approximately 4:10 p.m., Peoria Police Detectives and members of our Special Assignments Unit were in the area of I-17 and Bell Rd. attempting to locate and arrest a dangerous suspect. The suspect was wanted for several domestic violence charges, stalking, harassment and order of protection violations that occurred in Peoria. The suspect had also recently threatened to kill the victim and others.
While officers were looking for the suspect in a parking lot, it appeared the suspect noticed the officers. The suspect entered his vehicle and exited onto the frontage road where officers heard one shot and then saw the suspect pointing the gun in their direction. Officers initiated a pursuit with the suspect vehicle.
The pursuit went southbound on I-17 and continued Westbound on I-10. As the suspect was entering the I-10, he fired a shot and then threw the gun out of the vehicle. The suspect continued on Westbound I-10, exited southbound onto the Loop 202 and the exited on Lower Buckeye Road. The suspect went westbound on Lower Buckeye Rd. and then went North on 67th Avenue.
The suspect pulled into the parking lot of the QT at 67th Avenue and Buckeye Rd. The suspect was non-compliant upon contact. With the assistance of the Phoenix Police Department and a K9 unit, the suspect was taken into custody and was transported to a local hospital for injuries sustained from a dog bite.
The freeways were closed while officers searched for the gun the suspect threw from the vehicle. The gun was recovered in the area of 25th Avenue and W. Belleview St. Phoenix Police and DPS assisted with the pursuit and search for the gun. No officers were injured and no citizens were injured throughout this incident. No officers fired shots during this incident.
The suspect has been identified as 37-year-old, Bryan Lamb. Lamb was released from the hospital, processed at the Peoria Police Department and later booked into the 4th Avenue Jail on multiple charges including; weapons charges, aggravated domestic violence, aggravated assault against police officer, violation of a court order, stalking, unlawful flight, criminal damage, endangerment and others. Charges may be added or amended as needed.
This incident could have ended much worse and we are grateful for the assistance from Phoenix Police and DPS. We also want to thank the public for their patience as we know this incident significantly impacted the afternoon commute.