Mauricio Herrera-Garcia, 39

Phoenix, Arizona
August 24, 2014

Agencies: Phoenix Police Department Arizona

Cause of death: Shooting

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Police shot and killed a hit-and-run suspect during a confrontation at a gas station on Saturday night.

Police responded at about 11 p.m. to the address where the Jeep is registered, Thompson said. As they spoke with the home's residents, police saw Herrera-Garcia's Jeep drive by. A pursuit began and officers unsuccessfully tried to stop Herrera-Garcia near 35th Avenue and Thomas Road.

A police helicopter tracked Herrera-Garcia to a convenience store on the southwest corner of 35th Avenue and Camelback Road, Thompson said. SWAT vehicles blocked Herrera-Garcia's Jeep and officers moved in to apprehend him.

Thompson said Herrera-Garcia removed a handgun from his waist, ignored commands to drop it and pointed it at one of the officers. Three officers fired simultaneously at Herrera-Garcia.