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MCSO deputies shoot man claiming to have bomb in Queen Creek Walmart

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PHOENIX – Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office deputies said they shot a man claiming to have an explosive device in a Queen Creek store Thursday night.

The unidentified man was shot at a Walmart on Rittenhouse Road near Ocotillo Road around 7:30 p.m. after the store had been evacuated.

Sgt. Monica Bretado said in an email early Friday the man tried to run while deputies were talking with him and “shots were fired.”

The man was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The Maricopa County Attorney’s Office also was at the scene.

MCSO released no other details.

It was the second shooting of the year that involved the MCSO and 22nd overall by Valley law enforcement, according to KTAR News 92.3 FM research.

KTAR News 92.3 FM’s Jeremy Foster contributed to this report.

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