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City of Surprise Police Department

For Immediate Release

Police Department
14250 W. Statler Plaza
Surprise, Arizona 85374
Office 623.222.4000
Fax 623.222.4201
CONTACT: Michael Stewart
Administrative Officer
Office: 623.222.4246
Pager: 602.208.1724

Surprise Police Release Shooting Information

SURPRISE, AZ (September 26, 2007) On Monday, September 24, 2007, at approximately 7:45 pm, a shooting occurred in the 24000 block of Citrus Road, critically injuring a 14 year old female.

Suspect Photo - Francisco Javier LopezWitnesses indicated that there had been a verbal altercation in front of the residence between the victim and the suspect, Francisco Javier Lopez, before multiple gun shots were heard. Witnesses stated that a purple GMC Yukon, Arizona license NAWF left the area at a high rate of speed.

During the altercation the victim suffered a gun shot would to the abdomen. She was transported to St Joseph's Hospital where she underwent surgery and is in critical but stable condition.

Suspect Information:
Francisco Javier Lopez
Hispanic Male, 26 yrs. 5'10" 200 pounds
Brown Hair and Brown Eyes

Suspect Vehicle:
1992 GMC Yukon
Purple 4-Door SUV
AZ license plate: NAWF

Detectives from the Surprise Police Department are continuing their investigation. Anyone with information related to this incident is encouraged to contact the Surprise Police Department at 623.222-4000.