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Sexual assault suspect shot, killed by Chandler officers lived at same complex as victim, police say

Police say a suspect is dead following an officer-involved shooting at a Chandler apartment complex where both the victim and suspect lived.

Chandler Police say the shooting happened on July 17 near Dobson and Frye Roads after officers responded to the scene for reports of a home invasion involving sexual assault. 

Officers encountered the suspect, who was holding a knife. The suspect then reportedly climbed onto the roof and tried to break into other apartments. 

Officers began making entry into the suspect's apartment where he barricaded himself and the SWAT team was called. He then broke out of his apartment and climbed onto the roof, according to officers on the scene.

Police say they first fired less than lethal rounds to stop him and get the knife out of his hands, but it didn't work.

"At that point, he jumped down, confronted two of our officers, and this is when the officer involved shooting occurred," says Chandler Police Sgt. Jason McClimans.

The suspect was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead. He's identified as 44-year-old Tyson W. Cobb.

No officers were hurt.

"We had multiple 911 calls reporting a female was screaming both inside an apartment and outside …" McClimans says. "We arrived and were able to contact the victim and determine that a sexual assault home invasion did occur."

He adds, "Cobb was a resident of the same apartment complex and was a stranger to the victim."

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