Suspect dead after Mesa police shooting

Posted at 11:53 AM, Dec 04, 2015

A suspect was shot and killed during an officer-involved shooting in Mesa Thursday night.

The incident happened around 10:30 p.m. near Power and McDowell roads.

Mesa police tell ABC15 no officers were injured, but that the suspect was taken to the hospital where he later died.

He has since been identified by police as 47-year-old Ivan Krstic.

According to information on scene, police say Krstic  was walking around a gated community with a metal pipe. A resident nearby confronted the man before calling police.

When officers arrived, they told Krstic to drop the pipe before shooting him with a stun gun when he did not comply. He then ran at the officers with the pipe, so officers shot at him.

Krstic reportedly lived in the neighborhood and had threatened officers in the same area in August 2012. In that case, police say he had a large-caliber rifle and stated that he would use it if approached by police.

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