Mesa armed robbery suspect dead after being shot by police officer

Aug 3, 2023, 2:37 PM | Updated: Aug 4, 2023, 7:03 am

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(Facebook Photo/Mesa Police Department, File)

(Facebook Photo/Mesa Police Department, File)

PHOENIX — An armed robbery suspect died after being shot by a police officer in Mesa on Thursday, authorities said.

The incident occurred at about 1:30 p.m. near Mesa Drive and Brown Road, Mesa Police Department spokeswoman Brandi George said during a press conference.

The suspect, identified as 20-year-old Ny’Kendreon Pride, was walking on a sidewalk with a gun when he was confronted by police and shot, George said.

Pride was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

He had been accused of robbing at least three stores, including Walgreens and Dollar General, prior to the shooting.

No officers were injured.

No other information was available.

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Mesa armed robbery suspect dead after being shot by police officer