PHOENIX - Police have identified the suspect who was shot and killed when trying to rob a man Monday in front of a Home Depot in west Phoenix.
According to Phoenix police Sgt. Trent Crump, the suspect's name was Adrian Ayiers.
The shooting happened around 3 p.m. in the store parking lot near 99th Avenue and Camelback Road.
The two victims, a 20-year-old male and 21-year-old male, arrived together to sell merchandise to a known person, Crump said.
Ayiers then showed up in a vehicle and walked up to them in the parking lot, Crump said.
Ayiers allegedly pulled out a gun and tried to rob the two victims, according to police.
One of the victims then pulled out his own weapon and shot Ayiers, who Crump said was taken to a hospital and later died.
Police said the victim who shot Ayiers claimed self-defense.
The victims were interviewed and released as the investigation continues.
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