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Sheriff's office: Man fatally shot when deputies return fire

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Posted at 7:36 AM, May 19, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-19 11:22:08-04

GUADALUPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office says SWAT officers fatally shot a man after he fired a gun in their direction during an encounter near an elementary school in Guadalupe, a Phoenix suburb.

The office says the incident occurred Wednesday after deputies responded to a report of a man acting erratically and shooting a gun as he approached the school.

The officer said the man was shot after he first shot at a law enforcement drone and then at SWAT officers who then returned fire.

No officers were injured.

The man’s identity was not released immediately.

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