News Flash

MCAO Latest News

Posted on: November 14, 2019

Luis Aldana Found Guilty of the Attempted Murder of a DPS Trooper

PHOENIX—Luis Aldana (D.O.B. 1/2/1988) has been convicted on several charges stemming from an incident during which he shot at an Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS) Trooper. Charges included Attempted 2nd Degree Murder, Aggravated Assault, Drive-By Shooting and Misconduct Involving Weapons. The defendant was on Community Supervision release from the Arizona Department of Corrections at the time he committed these offenses and is prohibited from possessing a firearm.

“The defendant made an extremely depraved decision when he sought to end the life of a law enforcement officer to avoid arrest,” said County Attorney Allister Adel. “The jury’s finding of guilt on all charges makes our community a safer place and sends the message that violence toward law enforcement will not be tolerated.”

On March 2, 2017, the DPS Trooper conducted a traffic stop on the defendant for illegally dark window tint. The defendant had a warrant for absconding from community supervision—which the officer would later learn—and was armed with a gun. Because the trooper could not see inside the car, he did not approach it, instead positioning himself at his own driver’s side door, at which point, Aldana fired multiple shots at the trooper, attempting to kill him. The trooper was able to return fire and shot the defendant in the shoulder. Fortunately, the trooper was not physically injured but felt the impact of a bullet hitting the driver’s door where he was positioned. The defendant fled the scene but was apprehended by Phoenix Police about two and a half hours after the shooting.

Sentencing in this case is scheduled for February 21, 2020.

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in MCAO Latest News

Contact-Tracing

COVID-19 Contact Tracing Scams

Posted on: July 23, 2020
Two Girls on Laptops

What are the risks of livestreaming?

Posted on: July 13, 2020
Prosecutor

What is a Prosecutor?

Posted on: June 25, 2020
Man Vaping

Vaping Warning Signs for Parents

Posted on: June 18, 2020
Opioids

Help Prevent Opioid Abuse at Home

Posted on: June 16, 2020
Sunset Over Canal and Homes

Keep Your Home Safe this Summer

Posted on: June 4, 2020
Looking through a car windshield at night. The lights are blurred.

Don’t Graduate into a DUI

Posted on: May 19, 2020
Happy Mothers Day

Honoring MCAO Moms

Posted on: May 8, 2020
COVID-19 Stimulus Check Scams

Stimulus Check Scams

Posted on: May 7, 2020
National Law Day 2020

It’s National Law Day

Posted on: May 1, 2020
Angela Andrews

Collaboration is Key

Posted on: April 30, 2020
Inspiration in the Face of Adversity

Inspiration in the Face of Adversity

Posted on: April 24, 2020
Heather Kirka

Charging Ahead and Working Together

Posted on: April 23, 2020
Census form on flag

We All Benefit When We Respond

Posted on: April 16, 2020
Brittany Hogard

Keeping the Wheels of Justice Rolling

Posted on: April 15, 2020
Person typing on computer keyboard

Be a Smart Online User

Posted on: April 13, 2020
Avoid Coronavirus Scams

COVID-19 Scam Awareness

Posted on: March 30, 2020

Community Outreach Highlights

Posted on: March 1, 2020
Allister with Female Staff

Celebrating Women’s History Month

Posted on: March 1, 2020
2020 Census Advertisement - Shape your Future, Start Here

YOU Count: Fill Out the Census Today

Posted on: March 1, 2020

Update On Petersen Investigation

Posted on: December 11, 2019

MCAO Honors Our Veterans

Posted on: November 8, 2019

Dion Earl Found Guilty on All Charges

Posted on: August 22, 2019

MCAO Launches Community Grants Webpage

Posted on: August 12, 2016

Update on Green Acre Dog Boarding Deaths

Posted on: September 22, 2014

National Geographic - Taboo

Posted on: August 31, 2012