Sheriff's deputies cordoned off the street in this neighborhood after a man wearing a bulletproof vest and carrying a semi-automatic weapon was shot and killed. (Source: CBS 5 News)
PHOENIX (CBS5/AP) -
Authorities have identified a man who was fatally shot by a father-and-son bail bondsmen team in Chandler.
Maricopa County Sheriff's officials said the Friday afternoon shooting occurred after 59-year-old Donald Richard Johnson allegedly pulled a gun and shot at the two bondsmen.
They said 72-year-old Oren Wallace and 36-year-old Nathan Wallace went to Johnson's home after he didn't show up in court on aggravated harassment charges.
AJohnson was armed with a semi-automatic weapon and wearing protective armor as they tried to take him into custody on Friday, authorities said.
The bondsmen were trying to apprehend the man after he didn't appear in court Thursday on a warrant for aggravated harassment, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio said Friday afternoon.
The agents went to the retirement community residence on a county island at 15802 Gilbert Rd. and were met by Johnson who was wearing a bullet-proof vest and carrying a semi-automatic weapon before they exchanged gunfire, Arpaio said.
Arpaio said other weapons and more protective vests were found inside the house, and that he thought the victim's mother was inside at the time of the shooting.
Arpaio also said there were several video surveillance cameras around the house. He said the victim has a long criminal history.
The agents belong to Dano's Bail Bonds in Chandler and go after people who miss their court dates, Arpaio said.
Jean Krueger said she has lived in the community for 20 years and that she was shocked to see the crime tap, squad cars and deputies outside her residence.
"We've never had any trouble in here of any kind," Krueger said, adding that she didn't hear any gunshots.
She said she lives four trailers away from the victim's and that she thought the victim and his mother had been living there for about a year.
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