Tempe police investigating deadly shooting across street from Tempe Marketplace

Posted at 7:11 PM, Aug 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-17 09:57:45-04

The Tempe Police Department is investigating a deadly shooting Tuesday near the Tempe Marketplace.


Officials said the victim was found shot shortly before 7 p.m. near Rio Salado Parkway and McClintock Drive. Roads in the area were closed off for the investigation.

The shooter told police that he was leaving his workplace when a man with hammer tried to attack him, so he shot him.

The suspect has been detained and is being questioned by Tempe police. 

The shooting victim's condition was not released. 

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