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Blue Alert issued for suspect who police say dragged officer behind car

Allen Pedro

Allen Pedro

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GILA RIVER RESERVATION — The Arizona Department of Public Safety has issued a Blue Alert to ask for the public's help locating a suspect who police say dragged a Chandler police officer behind his car and fled onto the Gila River Reservation.

The driver of the car, identified as 27-year-old Allen Pedro, was pulled over on a traffic stop around 4:15 Monday afternoon near the intersection of Arizona Avenue and Riggs Road.

During the stop police say Pedro fled, dragging one of the two officers with him for a short distance before crossing into the reservation. The officer sustained injuries that were not life threatening.

According to DPS officials, Pedro then abandoned his vehicle along State Route 587, about half a mile south of Hunt Highway. He was last seen walking through the desert west of the freeway.

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Allen Pedro is asked to call 911.

What is a Blue Alert?

A Blue Alert provides the means to speed the apprehension of violent criminals who kill or injures local, state, or federal law enforcement officers.

by Chandler Police