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Man injured in Gilbert officer-involved shooting

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Posted: Wednesday, March 14, 2012 12:00 pm | Updated: 10:54 am, Thu Mar 15, 2012.

The Gilbert Police Department is investigating an officer-involved shooting that wounded a man. No officers were injured.

According to a news release, Gilbert officers were dispatched to the downtown area near the 100 North block of Gilbert Road shortly after 9 a.m. Wednesday after a family requested a welfare check on an adult male family member, police identified as David Ybarra, 36.

The family said Ybarra had left the house agitated and very aggressive, carrying rocks, the release said.

Officers located Ybarra in an abandoned field near Vaughn Avenue and Elm Street about 9:06 a.m. Officers requested that an officer armed with a “less lethal shotgun” respond and they radioed that a Taser had been deployed.

Officers then radioed again that they had discharged their firearms and Ybarra was struck. They started first aid at the scene, and transported him to a local hospital where he is expected to recover, police said.

In June 2011, Ybarra was sentenced to one year in prison on a disorderly conduct and domestic violence conviction and was released in January, according to Arizona Department of Corrections records.

The officers involved in the shooting were placed on paid administrative leave, pending the outcome of the investigation.

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