GUADALUPE, Ariz. - 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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