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PD: Homicide suspect dies after barricade situation outside Motel 6 in Tempe

Posted at 12:51 PM, Jul 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-11 00:01:47-04

TEMPE — Gilbert police say a homicide suspect that barricaded himself in the parking lot of a Motel 6 in Tempe has died after reports of a shooting inside the vehicle.

According to Gilbert police, Alfredo Armando Prieto Jr., 26, 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. Prieto was taken to the hospital for treatment where he later died.

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