PD: Suspect dead following officer-involved shooting, pursuit in Phoenix

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A male suspect was shot and killed by Phoenix police officers early Saturday morning in Phoenix. 

Officials with the Phoenix Police Department say the incident first started as a pursuit which ended near the area of 13th Avenue and Thomas Road.

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Police say officers were called first called to the area of 28th Avenue and Bethany Home Road for a shots fired call at about 2 a.m. No suspect was found at the scene but a vehicle description was provided. 

Officers found the suspect vehicle about an hour later and a pursuit ensued. Police say the suspect, later identified as 39-year-old Andre Lavance Rippy, attempted to carjack a person during the pursuit but was unsuccessful. 

Police then engaged in a foot pursuit near 13th Avenue and Thomas Road where officers say the Rippy pointed his weapon at them. The officers fired at the suspect, striking him. 

Phoenix PD said Rippy was pronounced dead on scene. No officers were injured.

The area of 13th Avenue and Thomas Road is closed while police continue their investigation.

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