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Man killed by trooper visited KOLD News 13 in days before shooting

Surveillance footage shows Luis Michael Hoff in the KOLD News 13 station. (Source: KOLD News 13) Surveillance footage shows Luis Michael Hoff in the KOLD News 13 station. (Source: KOLD News 13)
Luis Michael Hoff (Source: Facebook) Luis Michael Hoff (Source: Facebook)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The man fatally shot by authorities in North Phoenix on Sunday, Oct. 8, has been identified as Luis Michael Hoff.

According to his Facebook page, the 40-year-old Hoff was living in California but is from Sierra Vista.

Days before the fatal shooting, Hoff visited KOLD News 13. Hoff told a KOLD employee the FBI was watching him.

ABC 15 reported Hoff may have been mentioned in a recent police bulletin, warning he may attempt to "commit suicide by threatening police."

According to authorities, Hoff lead them on a high-speed chase Sunday night after refusing to pull over for a moving violation.

After almost running over a state trooper, Hoff crashed into three DPS vehicles.

"The driver purposely tried to hit the officer deploying the spikes," DPS said in a news release. "The driver actually veered onto the dirt shoulder to try to run down that trooper."

DPS said at least one of the troopers saw Hoff draw a weapon and that trooper shot and killed him.

A look at Hoff's Facebook page shows a long chain of posts centering around a child custody dispute between he and his ex-wife.

In numerous posts, Hoff claimed the FBI, local law enforcement, psychologists, lawyers and others were conspiring against him.

A post by Hoff on Sept. 25, which can be read below, is particularly chilling.

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