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AVONDALE, Ariz. -

Avondale Police have released the name of a man who died Saturday night after allegedly shooting an officer in the face.

According to police, officers were making contact with a "suspicious person" in the area of 3rd Street and Rose Lane about 5 p.m. when the man began to shoot at officers.

One officer was hit in the face.

Officers returned fire, striking the suspect. That suspect died and has been identified as RT McGinty, age 27, of Avondale.

The officer was airlifted to the hospital and is currently in stable condition. The officer is expected to make a full recovery.

Glendale Police have assumed the investigation. The names of the officers involved have not been released.

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