SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say an off-duty Scottsdale police officer working security at a mall fatally shot a shoplifting suspect who was armed with a gun and began to raise the weapon toward the officer.
The shooting occurred Sunday afternoon at Scottsdale Fashion Square when the officer was alerted to a man who was believed to have shoplifted.
The officer located the suspect inside a parking garage and ordered him to stop.
Police say the suspect was holding a gun and began to raise it toward the officer.
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The officer then fired on the suspect, who was pronounced dead at the scene.
The identity of the suspect hasn’t yet been released.