MESA, AZ — Mesa police say a robbery suspect has died after a failed carjacking attempt Tuesday afternoon.
Police say undercover detectives were conducting surveillance of an armed robbery suspect in east Mesa Tuesday afternoon when the suspect attempted to carjack another passenger car on the eastbound Loop 202 on-ramp at Broadway Road.
The carjacking was unsuccessful and the suspect, 27-year-old Dakota Black, returned to his truck. At that time, police say undercover detectives and members of the U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force boxed in Black's vehicle with their own.
When they attempted to take Black into custody, police say he was found unresponsive inside the truck. He was later pronounced deceased at the scene.
Police say no shots were fired by authorities.
A gun was located inside the suspect’s vehicle on his lap. Investigators determined the man took his own life with the weapon before police made contact with him.