APACHE JUNCTION — An Apache Junction man is facing charges after allegedly shooting at police officers.
According to Pinal County Superior Court records, Brandon M. Pinela, 36, is charged with four counts of endangerment, disorderly conduct and unlawful discharge of a firearm.
At 8:31 p.m. on May 8, Apache Junction Police officers responded to a 911 call from a man at a home in the 1600 block of North Ironwood Drive. The man allegedly told dispatchers that someone was in his home and then the call disconnected. The dispatcher tried to call the man back but did not get a response.
Two officers responded to the call. As they approached the front door of the home, someone inside the home fired a gun at them. The bullet hit the home behind the officers and the officers took cover before calling for backup.
After additional officers arrived, five more shots allegedly were fired from inside the house at officers. Finally officers spotted a man, later identified as Pinela, allegedly standing in front of a window inside the house with a gun in his hand.
Officers ordered Pinela to drop the gun outside the window, crawl out of the window and lie face down on the ground. Pinela complied with the officers’ orders and was taken into custody.
Officers later found that there were two children inside the home.