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Back to the Future:Arizona Walmart Shooting: 2 Officers Shot, Suspect Killed

CHANDLER, AZ - Two Arizona police officers were shot Saturday answering a trespassing call at a local Walmart, and the suspect was shot dead, authorities said.

Chandler police spokesman Seth Tyler stands behind crime tape at the scene of a police involved shooting at a Walmart store on Saturday, April 23, 2016 in Chandler, Ariz. Authorities in a Phoenix suburb say two officers have been shot and a suspect is dead. Tyler says both officers are hospitalized in stable condition. (AP Photo/Terry Tang)

Chandler police public information officer Detective Seth Tyler told Patch that officers received a call about the trespassing around 6:20 a.m.


When police arrived on scene, the suspect shot the first officer with no provocation, according to witness reports, Tyler said. A second officer who arrived on the scene was also shot by the suspect.

Police returned fire striking the suspect who is declared dead at the scene. ABC-15 reported the second officer shot and killed the suspect.

Both officers were transported to the hospital and are said to be in stable condition. One of the officers is currently in surgery.

At a brief noon news conference, police identified the suspect as 24-year-old Mitchell Oakley and had ties to the Chandler area.
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