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Dion Johnson, 28
Scottsdale, Arizona
May 25, 2020

Agencies: Arizona Department of Public Safety

Last updated: about 2 months ago

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Dion Johnson, 28, was shot and killed by a police officer when the officer found him stopped in the road in a vehicle.

Police say a DPS trooper was patrolling the area when he saw a vehicle parked on the eastbound gore point, partially blocking traffic.

The trooper observed a man, later identified as Dion Johnson, 28, passed out in the driver's seat and when the trooper made contact with him, there was a struggle and the trooper fired his service weapon striking Johnson.

A second DPS trooper arrived on scene and helped remove Johnson from the vehicle. Phoenix firefighters responded and took the suspect to a nearby hospital where he later died.