PHOENIX (AP) - Phoenix police have released the identity of an armed suspect officers shot and killed outside a mall filled with Christmas shoppers.
Investigators were trying to determine Tuesday what motivated 38-year-old Richard L. Ruiz to attempt a carjacking outside Desert Sky Mall.
Officers responded to a report of gunfire in the area Monday around 11 a.m.
Police say Ruiz shot a woman as she fled in her car. He then shot at a second driver he tried to carjack.
A 56-year-old man was hit as a result. Officers later shot Ruiz when he pointed a gun at them. The two wounded victims are expected to survive.