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Gilbert police fatally shoot armed man after standoff near ex-girlfriend’s apartment

Apr 10, 2022, 12:00 PM | Updated: 1:37 pm
(Facebook Photo/Gilbert Police Department)...
(Facebook Photo/Gilbert Police Department)
(Facebook Photo/Gilbert Police Department)

PHOENIX — Gilbert police fatally shot an armed 27-year-old man early Saturday morning following a standoff near his ex-girlfriend’s apartment, authorities said.

Police responded to the apartment complex near Santan Village Parkway and Williams Field Road just before 8 p.m. on Friday after receiving a call from the woman saying the man, who she had an order of protection against, was on his way to her residence, the Gilbert Police Department said in a social media post.

The man allegedly removed an ankle bracelet he had received for an incident unrelated to the woman prior to going to the apartment, authorities said.

A Gilbert officer arrived at the apartment and began talking to the woman when the man approached. The officer then made contact with the man, who authorities said fled with a gun in his hand.

The man was located following a search of the complex and a three-hour standoff began.

Just after 2 a.m. on Saturday, authorities said the man presented a threat to officers and was shot by lethal and less-lethal rounds.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said.

There were no injuries to Gilbert officers.

Authorities said responding officers had their body cameras on at the time of the shooting and an investigation was underway.

No additional information was available.

It was the first shooting of the year by Gilbert police and 16th overall by law enforcement in the Valley.

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Gilbert police fatally shoot armed man after standoff near ex-girlfriend’s apartment