PD: Officer-involved shooting outside Scottsdale Safeway store

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(From left) Dantrice Sheliann Sanford, Shentada Shamone Smith and Elbert Jonta Radcliff By Christina O'Haver (From left) Dantrice Sheliann Sanford, Shentada Shamone Smith and Elbert Jonta Radcliff By Christina O'Haver
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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Authorities say a fugitive has been wounded in a shooting involving Scottsdale police outside a grocery store.
 
Scottsdale police say the shooting occurred around 1 p.m. Thursday in a Safeway parking lot near Hayden and Chapparal roads.
 
Undercover detectives were trailing the suspect and apparently surrounded him in his Mercedes SUV. He and the three other occupants of the vehicle are suspected members of a credit card fraud ring.
 
Authorities say the fugitive wasn't obeying any commands to surrender peacefully and was shot as he tried to drive away, with his vehicle crashing into other cars in the parking lot.

"Police were surrounding that white car and told him to stop and get out and everything," said a witness who identified himself as Don. "He was given multiple chances and then all of a sudden, they all opened fire."

Scottsdale police confirmed at least two officers fired their weapons, shooting at least four times.

"The officers, fearing for their safety and for the lives of those in the parking lot, discharged their weapons," said Scottsdale Police Sgt. Ben Hoster.
 
Paramedics responded to the scene and transported the man to a trauma center. He was in stable condition Friday.
 
Police said the man has not yet been positively identified.

His alleged accomplices were identified as 27-year-old Elbert Jonta Radcliff, 21-year-old Shentada Shamone Smith and 23-year-old Dantrice Sheliann Sanford. The Chicago residents are facing charges including aggravated identity theft and fraudulent schemes.
 
Police say no officers were injured in the incident.