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Sheriff’s office investigates Eloy police shooting

ELOY, Ariz. — The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a
shooting involving an Eloy police officer.

The shooting happened early Sunday after officers responded to a burglary alarm
at a business. The owner told officers someone took items from outside the
business.

Officers began walking through the surrounding neighborhoods to see if they
could find the suspect or the missing property.

That’s when a man identified as 25-year-old Victor Arenas yelled at Officer
Richard Timmes for shining his flashlight at him. Authorities said Arenas then
pointed a gun at the officer.

Timmes yelled at Arenas to put the gun down but he fired at the officer
instead. Timmes returned fire, hitting Arenas. The man ran a short distance
before collapsing. He was later pronounced dead at a local hospital.

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