Shawn Michael Chock Identified as Man Who Allegedly Drove Truck Through Crowd in Arizona

Police identified Shawn Michael Chock, 35, as the man who allegedly drove his pickup truck through a crowd of bicyclists gathered for an annual race in Arizona on Saturday.

Chock left the scene after reportedly slamming his vehicle into the cyclists at the 58-mile Bike the Bluff race and resisted arrest. He was shot by police outside of a hardware store and is currently in the hospital in stable condition. Seven cyclists were taken to nearby hospitals after the attack and six are in critical condition.

"He went right at us," said witness and cyclist Tony Quinones. He said he watched Chock speed up towards those participating in the race in Show Low located in Navajo County.

Chock has not currently been charged with a crime, according to police spokeswoman Kristine Sleighter. The motive for the accusation of crashing into the cyclists is unknown. Chock is from White Mountain Lakes, a community near where the race was held.

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Bicycle Race in Arizona
Jacob Miyauchi competes in the bike portion of the 2018 Ironman Arizona at Tempe Town Lake on November 18, 2018 in Tempe, Arizona. Police have identified Shawn Michael Chock as the man who allegedly drove into a crowd of bicyclists gathered for the annual Bike the Bluff race. Christian Petersen/Getty Images for Ironman

He is accused of speeding his truck into bike racers gathered just before 7:30 a.m. for the race, which had drawn hundreds of participants to the town about a three-hour drive northeast of Phoenix. Witnesses described seeing the bodies of cyclists flying left and right.

Quinones said some riders wondered at first whether the driver of the truck had fallen asleep at the wheel.

One cyclist injured was in stable condition. Sleighter said she had no update on how they are doing.

After crashing into the bicyclists, the driver of the pickup hit a telephone pole, and cyclists ran up to the truck and started pounding on the windows, screaming at the driver to get out, witnesses say.

Quinones said the driver hit the accelerator and backed out, drove down the road, made a U-turn and then headed back toward the cyclists but did not hit them again and drove away.

Chock did not comply when officers tried to arrest him, Show Low spokeswoman Grace Payne said, but authorities have not yet given details on the circumstances that led to the shooting.