Homicide suspect shot and killed by deputyPosted: Updated:
GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- A deputy from the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office shot and killed a homicide suspect Wednesday, according to Lt. Brandon Jones.
The scene is on Litchfield Road near Interstate 10.
Jones said at least one deputy was involved in the shooting at a convenience store.
No deputies were injured.
Jones said the suspect was going to be questioned in the death last week of Mark Meginley.
The dead suspect has been identified as 26-year-old Jesus Chacon, according to Jones. It's believed he stole a gun and used it to murder Meginley.
"We believe he's connected of Mark Meginley last Wednesday because he's wanted in connection for a burglary as well and in that burglary he stole weapon. We believe that weapon was the weapon used in the murder of Mark Meginley," said Lt. Jones.
Chacon was in a gold-colored SUV. When deputies attempted to stop and question Chacon, he pulled out a weapon. Deputies felt threatened and opened fire.
"When deputies approached him he was reaching for weapon in the front of his waistband. Deputies gave commands. He didn't respond to the commands, continued drawing the weapon," said Lt. Jones.
There was a child in the SUV with Chacon. The child was not injured.
More information as it becomes available
Suspect in deputy involved shooting is 26 year old Jesus Chacon. It's believed that he stole a gun and used it to murder Mark Meginley.— Lt. Brandon Jones (@LtJonesMCSO) April 23, 2014
Suspect in Deputy involved shooting has died. Suspect was to be questioned in death last week of Mark Meginley.— Lt. Brandon Jones (@LtJonesMCSO) April 23, 2014
Deputies are working an officer involved shooting at litchfield and I-10.— Lt. Brandon Jones (@LtJonesMCSO) April 23, 2014
No deputies are injured, unknown suspect injuries. Suspect is in custody— Lt. Brandon Jones (@LtJonesMCSO) April 23, 2014