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Police ID victim, suspect in Friday Tempe shooting, firing at Tempe officers

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Posted at 6:46 PM, Mar 11, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-15 07:31:12-04

TEMPE, AZ — Police have identified the victim and the suspect in a deadly Friday shooting in which officers were shot at.

At around 5:30 p.m. Friday, an incident occurred between two vehicles near Kyrene and Guadalupe roads, according to Tempe police.

Multiple witnesses saw 26-year-old Anthony King get out of his vehicle and shoot into another vehicle.


Shortly after the shooting, Tempe police say a male officer pulled up to what he believed was a crash and King began to fire at him.

The officer took cover behind his own vehicle and attempted to give commands to the suspect, who then ran away.

Police say a victim, later identified by police as 29-year-old Agamyrat Agambayev, was later found in the other vehicle dead from a gunshot wound.

King then ran to a nearby parking lot where he allegedly attempted to carjack a separate driver. That driver was able to drive through the parking lot and avoid King. As officers followed on foot, he allegedly fired once again toward officers.

A short time later, an officer was able to position his vehicle in front of King and give him commands to surrender. He then dropped his gun and was taken into custody.

King was taken to the hospital for minor injuries, but has since been taken into police custody.

No officers were injured and no officers fired their weapons at any point during the incident, according to Tempe police.

It's also unclear what led to the initial encounter between King and Agambayev.

Friends gathered Monday night in Tempe to honor Agambayev, a loving husband and father.

"That was so tragic. The time we learned, all of this, we were together. Everyone was shocked," said Irfan Batur.

Azamat Kamzin says he spoke to Agambayev just moments before the shooting.

"We had a conversation. He was excited. He had some news for me he wanted to share and maybe have coffee," Kamzin said.

Now those friends are rallied together to support Agambayev's wife as she continues to care for their child.

A GoFundMe has been set up to help with funeral costs.