UPDATE: Deceased Suspect in Southwest Hills Residential League Neighborhood Shooting Identified

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February 23, 2022 17:49


The suspect shot in the Southwest Hills Residential League Neighborhood is identified as Joel Michael Arevalo, 30. His family has been notified of his death.



The officers who were involved in this shooting are identified as Acting Sergeant Zachary Kenney, a 17-year veteran and Officer Reynaldo Guevara, who joined the Bureau in January 2020.

More information will be released when appropriate, as this investigation continues.



On February 19, 2022, at 6:42pm, Central Precinct Officers were dispatched to the 900 Block of Southwest Broadway Drive on a disturbance call. While officers were enroute, they were updated by dispatch that shots had been fired. Central Precinct activated a "shelter in place" order and set up a perimeter. While the incident was being investigated, an officer involved shooting occurred. The subject of the officer involved shooting died at the scene, and no officers were hurt. The shelter in place has since been lifted for area residence at there is no longer believed to be a known danger to the public.

Homicide Detectives are on scene to conduct an investigation. Southwest Broadway Drive will be closed for several blocks in either direction while the investigation is underway.

Chief Lovell has spoken with the Mayor and they are monitoring both tonight's officer involved shooting, and the shooting near the intersection of Northeast 55th Avenue and Northeast Hassalo Street, where one person was killed and five others were injured by gunfire.

A PIO will be available on Sunday, February 20, at 11am., at Central Precinct (1111 SW 2nd Avenue).



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