Loop 101 reopens in Scottsdale after troopers chase, shoot suspect

A major Valley freeway has been shut down after a deadly officer involved shooting took place over night.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - A man is dead and large parts of Loop 101 were closed after Arizona Department of Public Safety officials say the man led them on a high-speed chase a threatened troopers before one of them shot him.

According to DPS, a trooper tried to stop the suspect's car for a moving violation on the northbound Loop 101 near Elliot Road just after 10:30 p.m. Sunday.

The suspect ran and troopers chased him onto the U.S. 60 and back to Loop 101 northbound. DPS said the suspect vehicle reached speeds above 100 mph.

DPS said the suspect tried to hit a trooper putting out stop sticks near 64th Street, who was able to get out of the way but injured his ankle.

Just after 11 p.m., the suspect's vehicle collided with several of DPS patrol vehicles on the northbound Loop 101 at 56th Street, troopers said.

Troopers say the suspect had a gun and one of them shot him. He was pronounced deceased at 11:38 p.m.

The incident and investigation caused major closures which lasted throughout Monday's morning commute. The westbound 101 was closed from Scottsdale Road to 56th Street, but reopened just before 9 a.m. The eastbound lanes were closed for hours as well, but reopened at about 6 a.m.

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