Phoenix Police: Armed customer shoots, kills armed robbery suspect

- UPDATE (August 2): Phoenix Police has identified the suspect who was shot and killed as Stephen Holguin, 30. The customer involved has been interviewed by police and released.

Phoenix Police officials said the customer has declined to be identified.


Original Story (August 1)

Phoenix Police officials said a suspect involved in an armed robbery incident at a drug store is dead.

According to a statement issued Tuesday night, the incident took place at the 3400 block of W. Union Hills, and the suspect was declared dead at the scene.


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Police said officers responded to a shooting at the drug store at approximately 6:41 p.m., and based on preliminary information and information from witnesses, a customer shot the suspect during the armed robbery attempt.

Besides identifying the suspect as a man, police did not offer any additional information on the suspect.

Police said the customer who allegedly shot the suspect remained at the scene, and is with police. An investigation is ongoing.

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