Man dies following MCSO deputy involved shooting in Guadalupe

An investigation is underway after a man who was shot by Maricopa County Sheriff's deputies died at the hospital.

Deputies were called to an area near Calle Guadalupe and the Highline Canal at 9:40 p.m. on May 19 for reports of a person with a gun.

When deputies got to the scene, they encountered a man walking with a rifle.

"Deputies attempted to make contact with the subject, at which time 42-year-old Tomas Ramirez-Martinez pointed the rifle at the deputies, refusing to comply with their commands to put down the weapon, resulting in a deputy involved shooting," said Sgt. Calbert Gillett.

Ramirez-Martinez was taken to a hospital where he later died.

MCSO says no deputies or bystanders were injured.

Ramirez-Martinez's weapon was later determined to be a pellet rifle, MCSO said.

No further details were released.

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