Mesa Woman Dies In Officer Involved Shooting

Sabrina Garcia, age 34, of Mesa died as a result of an officer-involved shooting on Saturday night. Mesa Police responded to 1771 S. Extension for a report of a woman threatening suicide.

Officers were attempting to make contact Ms. Garcia when she ran from her apartment. Officers followed Ms. Garcia, who was holding a handgun.

Officers commanded Ms. Garcia to drop the gun but she refused. So officers fired bean bag rounds at her in an effort to disarm her. Ms. Garcia appeared to ignore the rounds, and moved toward the officers while continuing to hold the gun.

Officers claimed they felt threatened and fired their weapons at her.

7 Comments on "Mesa Woman Dies In Officer Involved Shooting"

  1. I love you Sabrina. I pray you found peace. THANK YOU for loving me. U will always be my wife!no distance or time will ever take that away. Until we meet again….

  2. The 2 bean bag rounds made her fall to the ground, you people have no idea what your saying

  3. Victims only Sister | October 17, 2017 at 8:40 pm |

    How can the public confirm the eye witness account is accurate? Two bean bag rounds with her on the ground? They were responding to a suicide threat, not a criminal. Accountability is in order.

  4. Someone who BACKS THE BLUE | October 22, 2017 at 5:00 pm |

    People need to understand when the police request you to stop and drop your weapon…no matter the situation…you should follow their orders. If you don’t follow their requests and then proceed to turn around with a gun pointing to police…YOU ARE GOING TO GET SHOT!!! Plain and simple. I whole heartedly believe the police were doing their job and they were doing everything they could to not shoot. I believe they were protecting themselves and others around. It is sad and such a tragedy…for the death of a human being BUT it is also a tragedy that this woman put these policemen in such a terrible situation. Prayers for this woman’s soul and prayers for the policemen involved, may they find peace…God’s blessings.

    • in my opinion | November 1, 2017 at 2:38 am |

      sorry for the family, I heard the shots from my front porch Just near the main road. I thought I was back stationed on active. All of it for just one person? One woman? I love my country and I love my brothers, but even I know that that is excessive. Maybe the department did make a real solid attempt to avoid a ending so tragic but I really don’t see an attempt in ceasing fire. That was more than enough shots I heard disarm any person, much less one maybe needed help.

  5. With Mesa PD’s track record of shooting unarmed civilians and having the cases not even investigated by outside agencies then have the murders facilitated by Montgomery I would tend to believe the witness that stated she was knocked to the ground by the two beanbags. Have a better chance of being killed by MPD than by a terrorist’s truck in NYC.

  6. Mesa resident | November 1, 2017 at 2:51 pm |

    With Mesa PD’s track record of shooting unarmed civilians and having the cases not even investigated by outside agencies then have the murders facilitated by Montgomery I would tend to believe the witness that stated she was knocked to the ground by the two beanbags. Have a better chance of being killed by MPD than by a terrorist’s truck in NYC.

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