Mohave County parole agent shot by masked gunman on Tabernacle Street

ST. GEORGE — An adult probation and parole agent with Arizona’s Mohave County Probation Department was shot early this morning on the 400 East block of Tabernacle Street in St. George.

The agent was shot in the upper leg at sometime around 6:20 a.m. by a man wearing a white hockey mask, St. George Police Sgt. Sam Despain said in a statement released this morning. The shooter fled the scene on foot, Despain said, and his whereabouts are currently unknown.

The agent was taken by ambulance to Dixie Regional Medical Center for treatment of the gunshot wound. His injury was not considered life-threatening.

“St. George Police detectives are currently processing the crime scene,” Despain said, “and gathering information.”

The shooter is described as a slender man, around 6 feet tall, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and black pants at the time of the shooting.

Please contact the St. George Police Department with any information about this shooting: Telephone 435-627-4301.

The Mohave County Probation Department maintains an office on Tabernacle Street in St. George for its Arizona Strip area.

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30 Comments

  • luckyoneoffive November 12, 2013 at 10:26 am

    Is there any video footage? If it was near the courthouse there should be footage so maybe the SGPD can ask the public for help in identifying the suspect

    • Good thinking November 12, 2013 at 12:39 pm

      It was on east tabernacle not west. Far away from the courthouse . But good thinking!

  • Laurie November 12, 2013 at 10:58 am

    Hope they find the shooter soon and that the officer heals quickly from his wound.

  • TZ November 12, 2013 at 11:07 am

    Prayers for Brian and family.

  • Cindmo November 12, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    A guy in a hockey mask just happened to be strolling downtown at 6 am? Where’s the rest of the story?

  • Festus November 12, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    It’s probably some strung out junkie from beaver damn… Thankfully the pos wasn’t a very good shot!

  • Conservative Garbage. November 12, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    To all whom it may concern,

    Don’t believe any of this CONSERVATIVE propaganda. I made a visit to the Dixie Regional Medical Hospital where I walked around looking for obvious signs of a ‘downed policeman’ (IE. dozens of cops, grieving family being accompanied by police, to-be-mayor Jon Pike) but there was nothing. I made a call to the St. George Police Department and the Mojave County Sheriffs Department asking for the said officer, I gave them my credentials and was forwarded back and forth to various offices within in the department before I was disconnected.

    I propose to you that the right-winged ‘1-Percenters’ are so concerned that they had to make a stance by making up an incredibly flawed story that describes 60% of males in St. George. Anyone with half a brain can see that this story is there to get citizens of St. George to fly into a gun-buying frenzy, similar to the one that happened after the Newtown, CT, shooting last December.

    Grow up St. George. Don’t buy into this conservative BS. See through the lies that the media and publicly elected officials are trying to ‘sell’ to you.

    -Meow

    • BIG MOUTH November 12, 2013 at 3:56 pm

      Your name says it, you piece of conservative trash

    • Jesse November 12, 2013 at 4:03 pm

      You are kidding me, right? so you think this did not actually happen? I heard the dang shot, forget my political affiliation.

      trolling message boards used to mean something.

    • left winged communist November 12, 2013 at 4:32 pm

      To the stupid left winged commy

      Are you really that stupid!? You think after an a.p.andp. was shot the hospital or police would give a nut job like your any information is called protection stupid. And the suspect was not just strolling around town when a p and p saw him he had broken into a building that happened to have an office for adult probation and parole along with other various offices the mojave a.p.and p went to his office when he saw the suspect and confronted him the guy shot him and fled the scene you left winged communist … are so stupid it’s just annoying

      Ed. ellipsis

    • Anon November 12, 2013 at 5:32 pm

      Talk about a crazy government conspiracy theorist! You’ve got to be kidding?! Are you so blinded by your hate of anything you disagree with that you can’t see the facts here? Why did you make the effort to drive to the hospital (when you could have just driven by 400 East Tabernacle, the scene of the crime) and then make all those calls? Like the real police and hospital workers have time to answer your petty, hate-fueled questions aimed at uncovering some mythical conspiracy theory? You’re the one that needs to grow up, here, and preferably get a life thats not driven by hatred.

    • Liberal trash! November 12, 2013 at 8:28 pm

      The person behind “Conservitive Garbage” is what is wrong with this country today! Are you kidding me! Let me guess your one of the six that signed up for that wonderful plan called ObamaCare too? Freaken hippy!

    • Rick Grimes November 12, 2013 at 8:36 pm

      I think we just found someone crazier than the guy going around in a hockey mask.

    • DoubleTap November 13, 2013 at 9:25 am

      Hey Conservative Garbage….you seem to type pretty well with that hockey mask on. You really need to put that bong down, at least for a few minutes to gather your thoughts before you post stupid stuff on here.

    • bthgil November 13, 2013 at 2:00 pm

      TO THE GUY “CONSERVITIVE GARBAGE” your insensitive comments are a joke!!! That Officer is MY BROTHER” I am glad nobody gave you information. Why would they when they were trying to protect him. IDIOT. BTW the hospital wouldn’t let you in a secured area! Again your an IDIOT!

  • BIG MOUTH November 12, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    Awesome!

  • Guy above me is an idiot November 12, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    .

  • Walter R. Blackmore November 12, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    Unlike Sandy Hook this shooting was very real.

    • McMurphy November 12, 2013 at 11:10 pm

      Sandy Hook not real ??
      Where did you get that ??

      • Walter R. Blackmore November 13, 2013 at 2:50 am

        It is called research and the power of free will. Two things you Mormons are not capable of.

        • Loonie alert November 13, 2013 at 10:01 am

          Knowing people like Conservative Garbage and Walter R. Blackmore are loose among the general population makes me want to check the locks and clean the guns.

          • DoubleTap November 13, 2013 at 10:28 am

            Don’t just check and clean….load and carry.

        • TZ November 13, 2013 at 11:31 am

          I second that opinion. Mormons cannot think for themselves. Hence they are still in a phony organization.

        • Anon November 13, 2013 at 11:46 am

          Grow up! If you are so judgmental of Mormon’s why are you living in UTAH! Its really ignorant to judge an entire population of people based on stereotypes. Your statement is contradictory. It sounds like YOU haven’t done your research (on Mormon’s) or have an understanding that every person on this planet has free will. Finally, your comment is full of bigotry and you should be ashamed of yourself.

    • Anon November 13, 2013 at 11:48 am

      Looks like we’ve found another conspiracy theorist. Have fun with that.

  • L Scott Larsen November 12, 2013 at 7:24 pm

    So what would be wrong with everyone having a gun to protect themselves from a gun-wielding man, or would you prefer that only Obama and his cronies be the only ones armed? That would be good wouldn’t it? Then for sure they could make sure we did everything they deemed necessary, only for our own good, I’m sure.

  • bthgil November 13, 2013 at 7:23 am

    TO THE GUY “CONSERVITIVE GARBAGE” your insensitive comments are a joke!!! That Officer is MY BROTHER” I am glad nobody gave you information. Why would they when they were trying to protect him. IDIOT. BTW the hospital wouldn’t let you in a secured area! Again your an IDIOT!

  • TRAVIS November 13, 2013 at 1:26 pm

    I CAN TELL YOU THAT THIS DEFINITELY DID HAPPEN! I was the first civilian allowed into the crime scene. It is real. We need to pray for Brian.

  • Jason November 19, 2013 at 10:41 am

    For those that haven’t I would look into the sandy hook shooting. There is way to much amiss with it. Actors shown in news footage that were also at another shooting as actors, no footage of anyone acting histerical, and on and on. If you think our government is beyond that kind of action to promote their agendas think again and do more research. Conspiracies are only that if there are no facts to back them. Most deny any conspiracy because they don’t want to except a new reality.

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