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Crime Police: Former bakery employee arrested in drive-by shooting outside workplace

12:01  10 june  2020
12:01  10 june  2020 Source:   azcentral.com

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Peter Deng, 41, was arrested on suspicion of attempted homicide, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, aggravated assault with serious physical injury, drive-by shooting and two counts of aggravated assault with a firearm for pointing his handgun at the officers serving his warrant for arrest, according to the arrest report filed in Maricopa County Superior Court Monday.

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According to the probable cause statement filed in court documents, the victim told police Dent shot her three times.

Court documents detail how she was headed to the bakery when she saw a black sedan pull up next to her with a gun sticking out of the driver's side window. Video footage from the bakery shows the black sedan driving up to the victim. She then appears to panic, attempt to run and then fall to the ground before the car drives off. Detectives later found four spent shell casings in the road where the victim was shot

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The woman was transported to a hospital with life-threatening injuries. 

Two people who were at the bakery said Deng was a former employee who was recently terminated, according to court documents. One of them said he saw Deng sitting in a black sedan with faded paint while he was taking his break 30 minutes prior to the incident.

The man told police he was concerned about Deng's presence and thought he might be there to "cause violence," the report said. 

The man dropped to the ground and saw Deng's car speed away after hearing gunshots, the report detailed.

The faded black sedan matching witness descriptions and was found parked near an apartment building that Deng lived in.

Officers found Deng crawling on the floor, sticking his head out around a corner and pointing a handgun at the officers when they arrived at his apartment, according tot he statement. Investigators said gun appeared to fail and he kept trying to rack the gun, pointing it again at officers. Deng then went back into a bedroom and tried to barricade himself. Officers deployed "less lethal munitions into the room," according to the arrest report.

Officers took Deng into custody and found a gun and cartridges that matched evidence from the crime scene and witness reports. Detectives interviewed Deng later and he denied the shooting.

Deng is being held on a $1 million bail and scheduled to appear in court next on June 16.

Reach the reporter at alana.minkler@gannett.com or on Twitter @alana_minkler.

This article originally appeared on Arizona Republic: Police: Former bakery employee arrested in drive-by shooting outside workplace

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