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Casa Grande police fatally shoot man who refused to drop gun

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Posted at 2:47 PM, Apr 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-25 17:47:37-04

CASA GRANDE, Ariz. (AP) — A man accused of wounding a woman and then refusing to drop his gun has been shot and killed by Casa Grande police.

Authorities say police officers responded to a report of a shooting Friday night and found a man standing with a gun and a wounded woman on the ground.

Officers told the man to drop the gun and he was shot when he didn't comply. Police say the man died at the scene.

They say a woman was treated for a gunshot wound to the chest and then airlifted to a hospital.

Police say she is expected to survive.

The names of the man and woman haven't been released yet.

Police say they're unsure what led to the shooting or what the relationship was between the man and woman, but it appears the two lived together in Casa Grande.