Cops: Arizona Teen Fired 30 Rounds From AR-15-Style Rifle at Shopping Mall; No Injuries

CHANDLER, AZ- On August 1, 2022, at 6:58 pm, Chandler Police were dispatched to the Chandler Fashion Center, located at 371 West Chandler Boulevard, regarding a shooting, As officers arrived, they determined that a male suspect in his late teens to early twenties, with numerous tattoos, discharged thirty rounds from an AR-15 assault rifle into the air. Police located the discharged shell casings in the southwest parking lot of the mall.

Police determined an incident between the male suspect and an individual led to the shooting. Before the shooting, the male suspect pointed a rifle at a victim, demanding property. The male suspect fled the location in a vehicle before the arrival of police. Police found no one was injured, and no damage to property.

Chandler Police Detectives identified the male suspect as nineteen-year-old Nathaniel Anthony Vensor. Police did not locate Vensor on the evening of August 1, 2022.

At 10:34 am on August 2, 2022, police were dispatched to the Chandler Fashion Center winh reports from security of Vensor shopping inside the mall. As Officers arrived, video surveillance captured Vensor shopping. Police arrested Vensor at 11:03 am. Vensor was unarmed and wearing the same baseball cap he purchased at the mall before the shooting on August 1, 2022.

Vensor was booked into the Maricopa County Jail on one count of Armed Robbery, a violation of ARS 13-1904A1, a class two felony, one count of Aggravated Assault, a violation of ARS 13-1204A2, a class three felony, one count of Possession of a Weapon by Prohibited Possessor, a violation of ARS 13- 3102A4, a class four felony, and thirty counts of Unlawful Discharge of Firearm, a violation of ARS 13-3107A, a class six felony. Vensor was found to be in possession of a narcotic drug upon his arrest and therefore booked on one count of Possession of Narcotic Drugs, a class four felony, a violation of ARS 13-3407A1.

Chandler PD

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