GOODYEAR, Ariz. (KSAZ) - UPDATE (July 14): The suspect, identified as 42-year-old Pedro Rubio, has died, according to officials with the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office. Click here for the full story.
Original Story (July 13)
The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office is investigating an deputy-involved shooting that happened at Dysart and McDowell Roads Thursday.
According to a statement released Thursday afternoon, an MCSO deputy was allegedly attacked by the suspect, and the deputy had to use what was described as "lethal force" to stop the alleged attacker. The suspect, identified as a man, was later taken to the hospital in serious condition.
The statement also laid out the series of events that led to the incident. A deputy in a fully marked vehicle was at a retail plaza at the scene of the incident to get lunch when he was rear-ended by a car. The deputy left his car to check on the other driver, when he was confronted by him. The deputy reportedly saw the man having a knife in his hand, and the man was moving towards the deputy.
The deputy, according to the statement, ordered the man to drop the knife, but the man continued towards the deputy. The deputy then fired his service weapon at the suspect. Bullet holes can be seen at the car involved.
Wayne Winners had gone to to the are to go shopping, as the investigation was getting underway.
Investigators were at the scene for approximately 4.5 hours before hauling the car involved away. As of Thursday night, there is no word on why the suspect rear-ended the MCSO vehicle, and why he approached the deputy with a knife.
>>VIDEO from the scene: facebook.com/FOX10Phoenix/videos/1435648363150373
MCSO is working a deputy involved shooting at Dysart and McDowell Road, PIO is en-route to the scene. More information to follow.— @SgtJEnriquez (@SgtJEnriquez) July 13, 2017
No injuries to deputy, suspect was transported to a local hospital. Detectives on scene gathering information.— @SgtJEnriquez (@SgtJEnriquez) July 13, 2017