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Posted: Thursday, January 12, 2012 9:12 pm

Tempe police have made an arrest after a shooting on Interstate 10 last Saturday, Jan. 7.

Tempe police have arrested Andre Jordan, 35, from Apache Junction, who was seen pointing a handgun at the victim of the shooting, said Sgt. Steve Carbajal of the Tempe Police Department.

Witnesses reported that several of the individuals involved in the incident had guns, Carbajal said.

Jordan was booked into Tempe City Jail on one count of aggravated assault, threat by gang member, assisting a criminal street gang, and endangerment.

Carbajal said the investigation is still ongoing.

Police responded to the scene of a shooting last Saturday on westbound I-10 near Elliot Road around 3:15 p.m. An investigation revealed that a group of motorcycles and a champagne- or tan-colored SUV were traveling westbound on I-10 from Wild Horse Pass, Carbajal said.

Witnesses reported that they observed a gray Jeep attempting to collide with the motorcycles. The motorcycles began to chase the Jeep. As they reached the area of I-10 and Elliot Road, the SUV rammed the Jeep, causing it to lose control and crash.

After a physical altercation, shots were fired, and the driver of the Jeep received a gunshot wound to the cheek. Investigation into the person responsible for shooting the victim is ongoing.

Tempe police detectives have identified two of the individuals involved as members of two separate criminal street gangs, Carbajal said.

• Compiled from staff and wire reports

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