Maricopa County Sheriff's deputy shot, killed

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Anthem, Ariz. - A Maricopa County sheriff's deputy was shot and killed while responding to a burglary call early Sunday morning.

At approximately 4 a.m. Sunday morning deputies confronted a suspect sitting in a van outside a medical complex near Anthem Way and Gavilan Peak Parkway.  The suspect  opened fire with an assault rifle, fatally wounding one deputy.  Deputies returned fire, killing the suspect.

Sheriff Joe Arpaio says the deputy had been on the force for nearly 20-years.