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El Mirage police: Officers kill man who pointed gun at them

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Posted at 7:36 AM, Aug 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-11 10:36:07-04

EL MIRAGE, Ariz. (AP) — Police in the Phoenix suburb of El Mirage say officers fatally shot a man who pointed his handgun at them.

Police responded early Tuesday to a report of an alarm and a suspect forcibly entering a store by breaking the glass door. A second call reported a suspicious person a few blocks north of the store. Officers say the suspect was given numerous commands to comply before he pointed a gun at officers.

Two officers then fired at the suspect, hitting him multiple times. The suspect was transported to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. Police say he's been identified as 21-year-old Johan Alexis Salazar, a resident of Surprise.