Theresa Medina-Thomas, 28

Phoenix, Arizona
April 11, 2019

Agencies: Phoenix Police Department Arizona | U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Cause of death: Shooting

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Phoenix police have identified a woman fatally shot by federal agents while serving an arrest warrant for human smuggling Thursday near Ahwatukee. 

Theresa Medina-Thomas, 29, was fatally shot by Homeland Security Investigations agents last Thursday.

Federal agents were attempting to stop a vehicle with several occupants when people inside the vehicle exchanged gunfire with the agents, police said. 

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials would only say the agents were met with a threat that prompted the agents to respond by firing weapons.

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