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MCSO deputies shoot man suspected of having explosive device at Queen Creek Walmart

Posted at 7:26 AM, May 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-14 21:23:10-04

QUEEN CREEK, AZ — Authorities are investigating after a man was shot by Maricopa County Sheriff's deputies in Queen Creek Thursday.

Around 7:30 p.m., MCSO received reports that a man was allegedly in possession of an explosive device inside a Walmart near Rittenhouse and Ocotillo roads.

While attempting to negotiate with the man, MCSO officials say he tried to run away and that's when shots were fired by a deputy.

He was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries and as of Friday afternoon remains hospitalized.

The Maricopa County Attorney's Office was called to the scene and is continuing to investigate.

No MCSO deputies were injured. Further details haven't been provided.