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Police involved in shooting incident in Mesa

Police were involved in a shooting near University Drive and Alma School Road in Mesa Wednesday morning.

MESA, Ariz. — The Mesa Police Department is investigating an incident near Alma School Road and University Drive that ended with one of its officers firing a shot at a suspect.

Officers initially responded to a call for shots fired at an apartment complex Wednesday morning.

A suspect, later identified as 35-year-old Kevin Harper Jr., allegedly fired a weapon at the officers, prompting one of the officers to return fire and strike the suspect. 

Mesa police Harper Jr. was taken to the hospital.

No police officers were injured.

This is a developing story. Stay with 12News for updates as we continue to learn more.

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