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Man fatally shot by Chandler police identified as suspected shoplifter

Richard Ring, 39, was fatally shot Wednesday near Warner and Alma School roads.

CHANDLER, Ariz. — A suspect is dead following a shooting Wednesday involving Chandler police officers, officials said.

Richard Ring, 39, has been identified as the suspect who was shot during a standoff with police in a residential area near Warner and Alma School roads. 

The incident began shortly before noon after Ring allegedly stole some merchandise from a hardware store and fought one of the store's employees, police said.

Ring then allegedly broke into a nearby residence and retrieved a knife. After exiting the home, Ring reportedly ignored commands to drop the knife and was shot by an officer. 

The suspect died at the scene. No officers were injured. 

Police released edited body-worn camera footage of the shooting: 

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