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Mesa police officer fatally shoots suspect during traffic stop

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PHOENIX – A Mesa police officer conducting a traffic stop fatally shot a man riding a moped late Thursday, the department said.

The unidentified man was shot near Center Street and Broadway Road around 10:50 p.m., Detective Jason Flam said in an email Friday.

Flam said the officer made the stop, called for emergency backup, followed by the shooting.

The man died at a hospital.

The officer wasn’t injured.

No other details were immediately available.

The investigation was ongoing, Flam said.

It was the first Mesa officer-involved shooting 15th officer-involved shooting of the year by Valley law enforcement.

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