On Friday night, Nov. 12, a federal agency said U.S. marshals in Phoenix fatally shot a Californian fugitive outside Arizona’s largest airport. He was wanted in California on murder and rape charges.
According to authorities, the suspect started shooting the police task force with a handgun near an intersection outside Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.
The officers then shot the suspect. The incident happened before 7 p.m. Police have not revealed the suspect’s name, and information of how investigators discovered the suspect is unknown.
The Marshals Service said in a statement, “a handgun was produced, and the suspect fired multiple rounds at law enforcement. Task Force members returned fire, striking the suspect.”
Police wanted the dead guy in California for allegedly breaking parole in a case relating to violent assault and rape. He is also wanted in Los Angeles “for a gruesome murder that occurred earlier this month,” according to the police.
In the aftermath of the event, authorities temporarily closed adjacent roads, as Fox News reported.
Other than the deceased suspect, no one else was injured.
“Life saving measures were attempted; however, the suspect was pronounced dead at the scene,” the service reported, according to WRCBtv.
Buckeye Road is closed east of 16th Street. Additionally, Sky Harbor Circle is closed at Buckeye Road. pic.twitter.com/U5gnh5FS9q— Phoenix Police (@PhoenixPolice) November 13, 2021