Mesa police involved in fatal shooting at motel

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Associated Press

Posted on May 10, 2012 at 7:14 AM

Updated Thursday, May 10 at 8:53 AM

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — A Mesa police officer has fatally shot a man at a city motel.

They say the incident began around 11 a.m. Wednesday when Jesus Eduardo Hinojos-Maldonado, 22, allegedly threatened someone near the Sunland Motel.

Mesa air patrol spotted the man and officers confronted him.

Police say the man allegedly threatened to draw a weapon from his lower back area and officers shot him.

They say a handgun was recovered at the scene. No officers were injured.

Police say Hinojos-Maldonado was taken to a Mesa hospital and underwent surgery but later died of his wounds.

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