Suspect shot, killed by Goodyear officers after shooting left man seriously hurt, police say
GOODYEAR, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -– A suspect was shot and killed by Goodyear police early Monday morning, while the man he allegedly shot remains fighting for his life at a hospital.
According to Goodyear police, they were called near Estrella Parkway and Van Buren Street around 1:30 a.m. for a shooting. When they arrived, they found a man seriously hurt. He was rushed to the hospital with multiple gunshot wounds and is in critical condition.
Police were soon able to locate the suspect, 29-year-old James Dopson, near Van Buren Street and 152nd Drive. Investigators say Dopson was armed and walking toward a car when he refused to drop his gun. One officer shot Dopson, and he died at the scene.
Police are now asking anyone who witnessed or was inside a silver car around 1:45 a.m. near 152nd Dr. and Van Buren to contact the Buckeye Police Tip line at 623-349-6411. The West Valley Incident Response Team, a multi-agency effort that looks at critical incidents between law enforcement, is now investigating this morning’s incident.
This is the fifth officer-involved shooting in Maricopa County this year and the seventh in the state in 2023.
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