MESA, AZ. (THECOUNT) — Craig Albert Dandy, of Mesa, Arizona, has been identified as the suspect fatally shot by Mesa police on Wednesday.

Dandy, 31, was shot and killed by Mesa police after he allegedly advanced on officers while brandishing two knives on Wednesday.


According to reports, Dandy ignored police commands while armed with two knives in an apartment complex in the area of Dobson Road and Southern Avenue in Mesa Wednesday.

At some point, Dandy rushed officers and was fatally shot by responding officers.

Dandy was pronounced dead of gunshot injuries at the scene.

The deadly incident remains under investigation.


Geo quick facts: Mesa is a city just east of Phoenix, in Arizona. Mesa Grande Cultural Park is home to a giant, centuries-old ceremonial mound, and artifacts of the ancient Hohokam people. The Arizona Museum of Natural History exhibits dinosaur skeletons and archaeological finds. The nearby i.d.e.a. Museum offers hands-on artistic and scientific exhibits for kids. Mesa Arts Center presents theater, musicals and contemporary art – wikipedia.