Driver, 36, who 'deliberately plowed his pickup truck into cyclists injuring six during Arizona bike race' is indicted on 11 charges including aggravated assault and fleeing an accident

 An Arizona man accused of plowing his pickup truck into a group of bicyclists taking part in a race has been indicted on 11 charges including aggravated assault. 

Shawn Michael Chock, 36, was indicted earlier this week on nine counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and one count each of fleeing an accident and unlawful flight. 

He is scheduled for an arraignment Monday in Navajo County Superior Court, according to the clerk's office.

Chock's attorney, Hunter T. Lewis, declined to comment on the charges Friday.

At least six bicyclists were injured when Chock sped into a crowd gathered for the annual 58-mile Bike the Buff race on June 19 in Show Low, a mountain city about three hours northeast of Phoenix, authorities said. 

Witnesses described seeing the bodies of cyclists flying left and right.

Chock's pickup truck with two bullet holes in the driver's side window and part of a mangled bike stuck on the vehicle's grill

Chock's pickup truck with two bullet holes in the driver's side window and part of a mangled bike stuck on the vehicle's grill

Cycling shoes and a water bottle lie in the bloodied road following last month's incident

Cycling shoes and a water bottle lie in the bloodied road following last month's incident

This photo provided by Tony Quinones shows the aftermath of a truck ramming into a crowd of bikers on June 19  in Show Low, Arizona

This photo provided by Tony Quinones shows the aftermath of a truck ramming into a crowd of bikers on June 19  in Show Low, Arizona

Witnesses described seeing the bodies of cyclists flying left and right. The horrific aftermath is pictured

Witnesses described seeing the bodies of cyclists flying left and right. The horrific aftermath is pictured

Chock then hit a telephone pole, and backed out of the crowd as cyclists pounded on the truck´s windows, screaming for him to get out, witnesses said. 

Chock drove down the road, turned around and headed back toward the cyclists before driving away, witnesses said.

Police caught up with him outside a nearby hardware store and shot him. Chock was hospitalized in Flagstaff until his release July 2. He is jailed in Navajo County. 

Chock is pictured in a mugshot from 2012, when he was arrested on charges of aggravated assault
The mugshot was taken in 2013 when Chock was arrested for a probation violation
Shawn Chock, 35, has been identified as the driver who cops say crashed into a group of cyclists taking part in a weekend bike race in Show Low, Arizona in June

Chock is pictured on the left in a mugshot from 2012, when he was arrested on charges of aggravated assault. The mugshot on the right was taken in 2013 when Chock was arrested for a probation violation. He is pictured in a third mugshot, right

In 2007, he was indicted on aggravated assault. Several months later, he was charged with disorderly conduct with a weapon and pleaded guilty to a reduced charge.

In 2010, three DUI-related charges, including having a third DUI, were dropped as part of an agreement where Chock pleaded guilty to felony aggravated DUI and shoplifting. He also pleaded no contest to aggravated assault.

Records show Chock was given probation in 2012 but violated the conditions of it in May 2013. According to court paperwork, Chock rejected a chance at continuing probation and requested prison time. 

He was sentenced to two years and eight months but got more than 280 days credit for time served before sentencing. Online Arizona Department of Corrections records indicate he went to prison in May 2013 but was paroled in October 2014.

Bicycles were shattered to pieces with the remains scattered on the road which was cordoned off with police tape

Bicycles were shattered to pieces with the remains scattered on the road which was cordoned off with police tape 

He posted images on social media showing the aftermath of what he said was a targeted attack

He posted images on social media showing the aftermath of what he said was a targeted attack

Quinones said the driver 'deliberately accelerated and crashed straight into us' before he sped off and was shot by cops

Quinones said the driver 'deliberately accelerated and crashed straight into us' before he sped off and was shot by cops

Tony Quinones, a cyclist who saw the crash, said some riders wondered at first whether the driver had fallen asleep at the wheel. But Quinones said he saw the man deliberately accelerate toward the cyclists.

Tony Quinones, of Santa Fe, New Mexico, told the New York Times he was about six minutes into the Bike the Bluff charity race in Show Low, near Phoenix, when the incident happened

Tony Quinones, of Santa Fe, New Mexico, told the New York Times he was about six minutes into the Bike the Bluff charity race in Show Low, near Phoenix, when the incident happened

'He went right at us,' Quinones said.

Seven cyclists were rushed to hospitals, six in critical condition.  

Quinones told the New York Times he was riding in the race with other male cyclists aged 55 and over when he spotted the pickup truck driving in the opposite direction in the opposite lane.  

The witness said he believed the incident was a targeted attack. 

'I don't know who the heck this guy is, or what his motive was,' he said. 

'But he intentionally did not go left into a parking lot. 

'He drove his truck directly and intentionally into our group, and you could hear him accelerate until he hit that telephone pole.' 

Quinones said he spotted a fellow cyclist badly injured and bleeding on the road.

Quinones said he saw the Ford F-150 black pickup truck cross over three lanes and head straight for the cyclists

Quinones said he saw the Ford F-150 black pickup truck cross over three lanes and head straight for the cyclists

'He drove his truck directly and intentionally into our group, and you could hear him accelerate,' Quinones said

'He drove his truck directly and intentionally into our group, and you could hear him accelerate,' Quinones said

The pickup truck was seen taped off with police tape on the scene. A survivor of a hit-and-run during an Arizona benefit cycling race has said the driver 'deliberately accelerated and crashed straight into us' before he sped off and was shot by cops

The pickup truck was seen taped off with police tape on the scene. A survivor of a hit-and-run during an Arizona benefit cycling race has said the driver 'deliberately accelerated and crashed straight into us' before he sped off and was shot by cops

The incident unfolded about 7.25am local time on June 19 while people were taking part in the Bike the Bluff charity race in Show Low, near Phoenix

The incident unfolded about 7.25am local time on June 19 while people were taking part in the Bike the Bluff charity race in Show Low, near Phoenix

He recalled how just moments before the race started, he had shaken hands with the cyclist.

Another witness said he saw the incident unfold within the first mile and a half of the men's race. 

Mike Godwin, who owns the Cycle Mania bike shop in Show Low with his wife Carol, said cars were allowed to share the road with cyclists in the race.  

Godwin said the tragic incident had left the local cycling community 'solemn and upset' as people tried to piece together what happened. 

A bullet hole is seen in the driver's side window of the pickup truck that struck cyclists

A bullet hole is seen in the driver's side window of the pickup truck that struck cyclists

Police chased the suspect before shooting him behind a nearby hardware store several blocks away

Police chased the suspect before shooting him behind a nearby hardware store several blocks away

Six victims were taken to hospital after being struck by the truck, according to the Show Low Police Department

Six victims were taken to hospital after being struck by the truck, according to the Show Low Police Department

Investigators have provided no update about the events leading up to the hit-and-run.   

'We don't know the motivation,' city spokeswoman Grace Payne said. 

Graphic photos taken by local outlet WMICentral.com showed the black truck with bullet holes in the driver's side window and part of a mangled bike stuck on the vehicle's grill. 

Cycling gear including shoes, helmets and water bottles littered the blood-stained road. 

Bicycles were shattered to pieces with police tape cordoning off the area.   

Bike the Bluff is a 58-mile race to raise money for the Mountain Christian School in Show Low. 

It was the 13th annual event and had attracted 270 participants. 

Sow Low is a town in the White Mountains located about a three-hour drive from Phoenix.  

Multiple law enforcement teams including Show Low Police Department, Navajo County Sheriff's Office and the Arizona Department of Public Safety are seen on the scene investigating

Multiple law enforcement teams including Show Low Police Department, Navajo County Sheriff's Office and the Arizona Department of Public Safety are seen on the scene investigating

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