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PD: 2 officers shot, suspect dead in Chandler

Posted at 7:19 AM, Apr 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-23 14:23:35-04

Police are investigating a deadly officer-involved shooting at a Walmart in Chandler, and officials are saying the shooting looks like an "ambush" on Chandler police. 

Chandler police said the incident happened after 6:20 a.m. on Saturday near Arizona Avenue and Pecos Road.

According to the Chandler Police Department, a Walmart employee saw a man in his 20s trespassing on the premises. The individual had previously trespassed the same location before, officials said. 

Two officers were called out and when the first officer arrived, witnesses saw the suspect fire at the officer. Chandler police said an "ambush" on the officer occurred. The officer was shot in the face. 

A second officer responded to the scene and fired back at the suspect but was also shot by the suspect. Officials told ABC15 the second officer shot and killed the suspect who was pronounced dead at the scene.

Both officers were transported to the Chandler Regional Medical Center where they are both in stable condition after being wounded. The first officer underwent surgery, it's not known what medical procedures the second officer underwent. 

Both officers were wearing ballistic vests at the time of the shooting. 

Officials tell ABC15 both officers in Saturday's shooting have less than five years on the force. 

The store is closed while officials complete the investigation.