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Surprise police shoot and kill suspect that injured officer while trying to flee scene

Posted at 4:33 AM, Nov 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-26 16:00:48-05

The Surprise Police Department says an officer shot and killed a suspect overnight near 177th Avenue and Voltaire Street.

Police say the officer stopped to check on a suspicious vehicle in the area around 12:45 a.m. and the suspect began being combative and tried to drive away.

Police say the officer was injured during the incident, and possibly drug by the suspect's vehicle for a short distance while the suspect tried to flee. The officer pulled his weapon and shot the suspect during the altercation.

The suspect drove for a short distance after being shot and crashed into a parked car nearby. Police initiated life saving measures on the suspect and called the fire department but he did not survive.

The officer was taken to the hospital but has since been released.

The suspect’s identity has not been released.

Police are continuing to investigate and will release any updates as they’re available.