One suspect dead, another wounded by PCSO deputies - Tucson News Now

One suspect dead, another wounded by PCSO deputies

PINAL COUNTY, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The Pinal County Sheriff's Office is reporting one suspect is dead and another wounded after a shootout between one of its deputies and the alleged robbery suspects.

PCSO is reporting the incident began at 6:25 a.m. after two men robbed the ‘M Passion Adult Boutique'.  The female clerk was tied up by the two suspects, according to a PCSO news release, then the suspects removed the safe and left the store.

The clerk was able to get loose and call 911; an attempt to locate was sent out.  Several minutes later a PCSO deputy reported he saw the late model Audi the suspects were allegedly driving, headed westbound on I-10.  According to the deputy he attempted to stop the suspect's vehicle, but it failed to yield.  A high speed chase followed, speeds in excess of 120 miles per hour were recorded, according to the PCSO.

The suspects exited I-10 at Highway 87 and pulled into a dirt field, reports from PCSO stated the suspects exited the car and shot at the deputy, who returned fire.  One suspect was declared dead at the scene, while the second received a wound to the arm and leg.  According to PCSO the wounded suspect also resisted arrest and attempted to run, he was eventually caught by the deputy and arrested.  He was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

Detectives from the PCSO Criminal Investigations Bureau were on the scene, conducting both the robbery and deputy involved shooting investigation.

The deputy involved is a seven year veteran of the Pinal County Sheriff's Office. He is currently assigned to the patrol division but also is a member of the SWAT and Search and Rescue Team.

The identity of the suspects have not been released at this time, pending next of kin notification. 

Stay with Tucson News Now for updates on this situation as they become available.

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