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MCSO: Suspect dies in deputy-involved shooting in Buckeye

Posted at 1:20 PM, Apr 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-14 01:21:44-04

BUCKEYE, AZ — Two deputies from the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office were involved in deadly shooting in Buckeye late Friday night.

According to MCSO, a 39-year-old man was shot and killed after throwing a large wrench at deputies and approaching them with a hammer.

Two sheriff's deputies responded to a domestic disturbance in the area of 209th Avenue and Narramore Road just before midnight on Friday.

The Sheriff's Office says the deputies were met by 39-year-old Juan Torres, who proceeded to throw a large wrench at them.

One of the deputies was struck by the wrench and sustained minor injuries, MCSO said.

Torres then approached the deputies with a hammer. MCSO says both deputies discharged their weapons, striking Torres.

Torres was taken to an area hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

This is an ongoing investigation.