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Red Rock Robbery Ends In Car Chase, Fatal Shooting

An incident that began with the robbery of an adult boutique in Red Rock ended in the fatal shooting of a suspect by a Pinal County sheriff’s deputy. Authorities said the fatal shots came after the suspect’s vehicle rammed a vehicle being driven by a sheriff’s deputy. A second person was taken to a hospital for treatment.

Pinal County Sheriff’s officials said the suspects and a deputy exchanged gunfire in Red Rock, which is in southern Pinal County. The deputy was not injured.

The sheriff’s office said it was investigating an armed robbery at the adult boutique and had sent a vehicle description to other agencies. When the deputy tried to stop the vehicle, a chase began. The sheriff’s office said after the deputy’s vehicle was rammed, the deputy and the suspects exchanged fire, and one of the suspects was killed.

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