The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office has identified a man killed in a deputy-involved shooting in Guadalupe Thursday morning.
MCSO spokesman Jeffrey Sprong said no deputies were injured in the incident that happened around 9:45 a.m. near Hardy Drive and Guadalupe Road.
Tempe police spokeswoman Molly Enright said in an e-mail that Tempe police responded to an attempted burglary call and MCSO deputies responded to assist. MCSO said while investigating, a deputy came across a suspect with a knife who was threatening the deputy in some way.
The deputy shot the suspect.
That suspect, who has been identified by MCSO as 19-year-old Joel Smith, was taken to a local hospital.
Smith was pronounced dead at the hospital, according to MCSO.
A second suspect was taken into custody, Tempe police said. That suspect’s identity has not been released.