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Man shot by Phoenix police during confrontation has died

PHOENIX (AP) — Police in Phoenix say a man shot by officers has died.

They identified the man on Thursday as 30-year-old Henry Wayne Rivera and say he had outstanding warrants for his arrest.

Police say Rivera matched a description of a suspect in a crime spree the night before and was shot when he didn’t obey commands during a confrontation Wednesday.

They say the man first ran from a motel and then got into a vehicle at a nearby business.

Police say officers fired plastic rounds and used gas when Rivera stayed in the vehicle after driving it a short distance.

They say officers shot him when he got out of the vehicle but still didn’t comply with police commands.

Police say Rivera was taken to a hospital, where he died.

Associated Press

Associated Press

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