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Police looking for suspect after person shot, killed near Camelback and Hayden roads

Posted at 8:16 PM, Feb 06, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-07 15:45:11-05

SCOTTSDALE, AZ — A Scottsdale Special Olympian died after he was found shot early Sunday on the side of the street near Camelback and Hayden roads.

Officials say they received calls Sunday morning about gunshots in the area, and a witness reported they saw a person lying on the road.

The person, identified by police as 59-year-old Scottsdale resident Scott Harkness, was taken to a hospital, where he later died.

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Harkness was an active participant in the City of Scottsdale Adaptive Recreation Program, and an athlete with the Scottsdale Special Olympics Team, the Bobcats.

The investigation remains ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Scottsdale Police tipline at 480-312-8477.