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Authorities identify suspect who was shot and killed after Phoenix police chase

The man reportedly displayed a firearm before police shot him, the Phoenix Police Department said.

PHOENIX — Phoenix police have identified the suspect who officers shot and killed late Tuesday night after a police chase.

The pursuit reportedly started when officers tried to stop a vehicle matching the description of a car involved in a recent armed robbery. The car continued to drive away from officers until it crashed into a metal fence near 18th Street and Southern Avenue.

Officers said they told the man, later identified as 34-year-old Enrique Alcarez, and the woman inside the car multiple times to show their hands.

Alcarez then showed a firearm, the department said. Officers then shot at him.

Alcarez was pronounced dead at the scene by fire department personnel, officers said. Detectives later determined one of Alcarez's gunshot wounds was self-inflicted. No officers were injured.

The investigation is ongoing. Tune in to 12News for the latest information.

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