On Sunday, June 21, at approximately 11 a.m. Mesquite Police Officers were dispatched to the Wells Fargo Bank located at the corner of Mesquite Blvd and Grapevine Blvd, regarding multiple gunshots being fired. The arriving officers’ initial investigation determined one Hispanic adult male had fired multiple rounds from a handgun, and at least one round had struck another Hispanic adult male in the parking lot of the bank. Mesquite detectives secured and processed the crime scene, as well as interviewed witnesses. A short time later an adult Hispanic male arrived at Mesa View Regional Hospital by private vehicle with a gunshot wound. The victim was transported via air ambulance and is currently being treated at the University Medical Center in Las Vegas, NV.
Through their investigation, officers were able to determine the location of the shooting suspect. With the assistance of the Arizona Department of Public Safety, Mesquite officers were able to locate and safely take the suspect into custody, as he was preparing to flee the area. Detectives executed a search warrant on the suspect’s vehicle and residence. Multiple items of evidentiary value were located in the suspect’s possession, including; the handgun used in the crime, a stolen firearm out of Chicago Illinois, methamphetamines, and drug paraphernalia.
Jaime Perez, 41, of Beaver Dam Arizona, is currently in custody and is being charged with: felony kidnapping and felony attempted murder with a deadly weapon. Jaime also has multiple felony charges pending out of the state of Arizona from the Arizona Department of Public Safety.