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Suspected gunman shot, killed by Casa Grande police

Casa Grande Police
Posted at 5:35 AM, Apr 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-25 21:59:07-04

CASA GRANDE, AZ — A man accused of shooting a woman is dead after being shot by police in Casa Grande.

Officials with the Casa Grande Police Department said officers received multiple calls Friday evening regarding a shooting at a home near Pinal Avenue and McMurray Blvd.

When officers arrived, they found a 52-year-old man, later identified as Edward Robbesom, and a woman with a gunshot wound in the front yard.

Police said the woman was lying on the ground in distress, while Robbesom was allegedly standing and holding a gun. Police did not identify the woman.

Officials said officers engaged with Robbesom and told him to drop his weapon, but he refused. At that point, one of the officers fired his weapon and struck the man, who died at the scene.

The woman was taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound to her chest. She is expected to survive, police said.

The relationship between Robbesom and the woman was not immediately clear, police said, however, both of them lived at the same home.

Late Sunday, police identified the officer as Curtis Kieser, a six-year veteran. Kieser has been placed on administrative leave, which is the department's policy pending an investigation, which is being led by the Arizona Department of Public Safety.