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Police identify burglary suspect killed in shooting involving Chandler police

Police said no officers were injured in the incident. The suspect was identified as 30-year-old Cody Allan Smestad.

CHANDLER, Ariz. — Police have identified the burglary suspect who was killed in a shooting involving officers from the Chandler Police Department Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 23.

According to Chandler police, officers were called to a home near Gilbert and Williams Field roads to investigate a burglary call. Police said the homeowner was not home at the time and called police when he heard and saw the suspect in his home through a surveillance camera.

Chandler police said when officers arrived on the scene, they heard noises coming from the home's garage. Police said the garage door opened, and they came face-to-face with the burglary suspect, who was allegedly armed with a rifle.

On Monday, Nov. 28, police publicly identified the suspect as 30-year-old Cody Allan Smestad.

Police said Smestad ran back into the home and into the yard. A Chandler police officer confronted Smestad and ordered him to drop his weapon. Police said Smestad refused, and that's when he was shot.

Authorities said Smestad was transported to the hospital, where he later died from his injuries.

Police said no officers were injured in the incident. There are no outstanding suspects or current danger to the community, officials said. 

This is a developing story. We will provide additional updates as they become available.

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