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MCSO: 1 suspect killed, another arrested after burglary try

Posted at 4:45 PM, Sep 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-16 19:45:38-04

PHOENIX (AP) - Authorities say one suspect is in custody and another is dead after a burglary attempt at a Laveen fire station.

Maricopa County Sheriff's officials released the information Monday.

They say one of the suspects fired shots at Phoenix firefighters during last week's incident.

Sheriff's officials say 18-year-old Matthew Marquez was taken into custody Friday while the other suspect - 20-year-old Elijah Boatley - was fatally shot by deputies.

Boatley reportedly got out of a vehicle with a weapon and was shot.

Authorities say he was taken to a hospital in critical condition and later died from his injuries.

Marquez and Boatley allegedly broke into a vehicle in the fenced station yard Thursday night and one of the men reportedly fired three shots at firefighters.

None of the firefighters were injured.