Police ID man shot, killed in confrontation with Mesa officers

Posted at 12:01 PM, Oct 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-05 10:48:52-04

Police have identified a man who died after he was shot during a confrontation with Mesa officers on Wednesday.

Det. Nik Rasheta said 67-year-old Michael Ferrell was transported to the hospital in serious condition after the shooting, but later succumbed to his injuries.

Rasheta on Wednesday confirmed that no officers were hurt in the incident in a neighborhood near University Drive and Alma School Road.

According to Rasheta, officers were called to the home around 11:20 a.m. after reports from a woman that a man she knew was armed and trying to kill her.

Rasheta said responding officers located the suspect in the backyard with a gun in his waistband. Officers ordered him to get rid of the gun, but he did not cooperate, and reportedly said "he wanted to be shot."

After repeatedly refusing to put his hands up, officers perceived a threat and shots were fired.

An investigation into the incident is ongoing.

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