AVONDALE, Ariz. — Phoenix police have identified a suspect who was fatally shot in Tempe during a confrontation with police after a reported bank robbery in Avondale that turned into a police pursuit shown on live television.
Police identified the suspect killed in the Tuesday afternoon shooting as 31-year-old Steven Del Rio.
According to Phoenix police, Del Rio was fatally shot when undercover officers shot at his black SUV after it was struck by several unmarked police vehicles on an Interstate 10 on-ramp.
Circumstances of the shooting were not immediately released.
Two other suspects who earlier had jumped out of the SUV were arrested. Their identities weren’t released.