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Posted: Tuesday, May 13, 2003 3:21 pm | Updated: 2:12 pm, Thu Oct 6, 2011.

Scottsdale police Tuesday morning shot and killed a man believed to have stabbed and kidnapped his ex-girlfriend in a south Scottsdale neighborhood.

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Wayne Patrick Anderson, 40, of Scottsdale was taken to Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn hospital, where he died Tuesday afternoon after being shot in the torso three times.

Scottsdale officer Scott Reed said that because it's a domestic-violence situation, the name of the woman probably won't be released.

Emergency dispatchers received a call about 11 a.m. from a man who lives in the 8100 block of East Palm Lane who reported his housemate had been stabbed, then abducted by her ex-boyfriend, Reed said.

"We are aware of a history of domestic violence between the two," he said.

Police spotted Anderson's Nissan sport utility vehicle approximately 20 minutes later at 68th Street and Thomas Road. Officers Ben Hoster and Kary Sitzmann, a six-month recruit, followed.

Anderson evaded the police car by heading into a neighborhood in the 6800 block of East Edgemont Avenue, then making a U-turn and parking with the vehicle facing west, police said.

The kidnapped woman ran out of the SUV bleeding from the chest. Anderson stepped out of the vehicle and approached Hoster from about 60 feet away, Reed said.

Salt River Project employee Art Enriquez witnessed the event while checking electrical meters in the neighborhood.

Hoster "was telling him to get down on the ground, and the guy just kept walking up," Enriquez said. "He had his arms behind his back. The police officer was telling him to get down on the ground, and he just kept coming."

When Anderson was about 10 feet away, he reached behind his back. Hoster fired, hitting him three times in the torso. Anderson was unarmed, Reed said. A knife was recovered from the vehicle, he said.

Hoster is a six-year police veteran, and the incident was his first shooting.

Ceanna Candelaria, 17, lives near where the incident occurred. She said the SUV came around the corner so fast it fishtailed and nearly hit the block wall in front of her home.

"It didn't seem like they wanted to hurt him," Candelaria said. "They wanted him to cooperate. All I heard was pop-pop-pop-pop four times, and the guy dropped to the floor. It's scary, because my son plays out there."

Police flooded the area after the shooting.

"In a matter of three seconds, there were 15 cops here," Candelaria said.

Anderson was taken to Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn hospital in critical condition, Reed said. The woman was taken to the same hospital, where she was treated for a minor stab wound to the chest and released.

No officers were injured in the incident, which is under investigation, Reed said.

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