MCSO: Shots fired after man makes bomb threat at Queen Creek Walmart

An investigation is underway following a deputy-involved shooting on Thursday night after a man allegedly made a bomb threat at a Queen Creek Walmart.

According to MCSO, deputies received statements at about 7:30 p.m. that a man was in possession of an explosive device at the Walmart located near Ocotillo and Rittenhouse Roads.

After arriving at the scene, deputies evacuated the store and came into contact with the suspect.

"While attempting to stabilize the area and negotiate with the subject he attempted to flee and shots were fired by a deputy to prevent any additional threat to the community, striking the suspect," MCSO said in a statement on May 14.

The suspect was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries.

No deputies were injured.

The Maricopa County Attorney's Office is also investigating the incident.

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