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Report: Yavapai County Sheriff's deputy shoots car theft suspect after attack in parking lot


PRESCOTT, Arizona — Authorities say a Yavapai County Sheriff's deputy has shot and killed a car theft suspect after the man attacked the deputy.

Yavapai County Sheriff's Office said the deputy shot the man early Friday following an altercation in a commercial parking lot.

According to investigators, the deputy has approached the suspect but the man attacked the deputy and punched him several times while a patrol vehicle kept moving.

The office says deputy then shot the man, whose name has not been released.

Authorities say the suspect was eventually flown to a Phoenix area hospital where he later died.

Officials say the deputy was flown to a Phoenix area hospital where he remains in serious but stable condition. His name has not been released.

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