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CASA GRANDE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -- A suspect is dead after an officer-involved shooting Friday evening in Casa Grande.

Casa Grande police say it happened around 8:20 p.m. after officers received multiple calls of shots being fired near McMurray Boulevard and French Street, with one caller alerting them that at least one person had been shot.

According to a news release from the Casa Grande Police Department, officers arrived on the scene to find a 52-year-old man and a woman in front of a home. The woman was lying on the ground with obvious signs of "distress," and the man allegedly was holding a gun.

CGPD started to engage with the man later identified as Edward Robbesom, trying to get him to lower the gun, but he refused. One of the officers fired his service weapon, hitting him. Officers worked to get Robbesom into custody while trying to provide first aid, but they were unsuccessful. Robbesom died on the scene.

When additional officers got there, they tended to the woman, who had a single gunshot wound in the chest. She was flown to a Phoenix-area hospital for treatment and is expected to survive, according to police.

CGPD says investigators learned that Robbesome allegedly shot the woman, but it is unclear what led up to the shooting and what their relationship was to each other aside from living at the same home.

The officer who shot the suspect is a six-year veteran of CGPD. No officers were injured or any other people in the community.

CGPD will not release the suspect's name until they have talked to his next of kin. The investigation is ongoing.

This is the 29th officer-involved shooting statewide in 2021. 

Casa Grande is a little less than an hour south of Phoenix along Interstate 10.


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