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Mesa officers involved in deadly shooting in Tempe

Posted at 1:58 PM, Sep 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-25 20:44:33-04

TEMPE, AZ — Mesa police officers were involved in a deadly shooting Friday morning in Tempe.

Police say the incident started in the parking lot of Panda Express off of Dobson Road in Mesa. Police attempted to make contact with a man found slumped over the wheel of what they believed to be a stolen car when the suspect drove off.

An air unit tracked the vehicle and police located the suspect in a parking lot near University east of Loop 101. When officers again tried to make contact with the subject, an officer-involved shooting occurred.

Police say the suspect was taken to the hospital but did not survive.

No officers were injured in the shooting.

The suspect's identity hasn't been released.

Additional details on the incident have not been released.