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Gilbert PD capture 'armed, dangerous' homicide suspect

Posted: 8:18 PM, Jul 06, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-11 00:04:07-04
Gilbert PD homicide suspect

GILBERT, AZ — UPDATE: The suspect involved in this case, Alfredo Armando Prieto Jr., 26, has died at the hospital. For the latest involving this case, CLICK HERE.

The original story is below.

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Gilbert police confirmed via tweet that a homicide suspect that barricaded himself in the parking lot of a Motel 6 in Tempe has been hospitalized after reports of a shooting inside the vehicle.

According to Gilbert police, the suspect was located by Gilbert detectives in Tempe and locked himself in a vehicle when officers approached.

Police say after gas was deployed inside the vehicle, officers heard a single gunshot. The suspect was taken to the hospital for treatment of a gunshot wound. His condition is not known at this time.

Gilbert police say they believe the suspect is the same suspect wanted for a homicide that happened Friday around 7:30 p.m. near Cooper and Guadalupe roads.

If you know anything about the incident, call police at 480-503-6500. If you'd like to remain anonymous, contact Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS or 480-TESTIGO for Spanish.