Fugitive Kills Self, Woman Fatally Shot by Arizona Officers

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Authorities said an escapee shot and killed himself and a woman after pointing a gun at law enforcement officers mid-day Wednesday.

Officials say the man was wanted for a felony. The yet to be identified man fatally shot himself outside a Phoenix hotel, while him and the woman were running from the scene.

Police said the woman then picked the man’s gun and pointed it at a team of law enforcement officers that included an Arizona Department of Public Safety trooper and a Maricopa County Adult Probation officer.

After she ignored several commands to put the gun down, authorities said the woman was shot by the officers and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police didn’t immediately release the names of the man and woman or details about the man’s felony charge.

Officials said Phoenix police weren’t involved in the shooting but will be handling the investigation.