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MCSO: Man killed in Gilbert officer-involved shooting was detention officer

(Source: 3TV/CBS 5 and Maricopa County Sheriff's Office) (Source: 3TV/CBS 5 and Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)
Joshua Kinnard, 37 (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office) Joshua Kinnard, 37 (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)
Gilbert officers at the scene of a fatal shooting Monday. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5 News) Gilbert officers at the scene of a fatal shooting Monday. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5 News)
GILBERT, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -

The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday confirmed that the suspect killed in an officer-involved shooting in Gilbert was one of its own.

According to Sgt. Joaquin Enriquez, Joshua Kinnard, 37, was a detention officer who had been with MCSO for six years. He was assigned to Inmate Medical Services but was on "approved medical leave," Enriquez said.

Authorities said the shooting happened Monday night in a driveway of a home near the intersection of Recker and Guadalupe roads.

Police say they were dispatched to a call of a male who was not feeling well and was acting erratically in the 3900 block of East Encinas Avenue.

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When Gilbert officers arrived at the residence, they spent close to 20 minutes trying to de-escalate the man's behavior and get him some assistance. 

Police say during the incident, Kinnard refused aid and the officers exited the home to continue talking to another resident in front of the house.

Gilbert police officials say it was during that conversation that Kinnard threatened officers with a weapon. 

The officers feared for their lives and shot Kinnard, according to Gilbert police.

Authorities say that despite life-saving efforts by the officers, Kinnard was pronounced deceased by Gilbert Fire and Rescue Department.

It's not clear how long he had been on leave.

No officers were injured in the incident.

According to the Gilbert Police Department, the two officers who fired at Kinnard, both of whom have been with the department since last year, have been placed on paid administrative leave. That is standard procedure any time an officer fires his or her service weapon.

The investigation into the incident is still ongoing.

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