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Authorities: Suspect ran over six cyclists before getting shot by Show Low officer

Authorities said a suspect ran over several cyclists before he was shot by a police officer in...
Authorities said a suspect ran over several cyclists before he was shot by a police officer in Show Low early Saturday, June 19.(AZ Family)
Published: Jun. 19, 2021 at 2:52 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 19, 2021 at 6:21 PM EDT
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SHOW LOW, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - Authorities said a suspect ran over several cyclists before he was shot by a police officer in Show Low early Saturday, June 19.

According to AZ Family, it happened around 7:25 a.m. when a pickup truck hit multiple cyclists participating in a bike event in downtown Show Low. The suspect has not been named but is a 35-year-old man.

Police followed the suspect into a hardware store, where an officer shot the suspect.

“We don’t know the motivation,” Show Low spokeswoman Grace Payne told The Associated Press. “We know he fled the scene.”

Four people at the bike event are in critical condition and two others are in critical, but stable condition. The suspect is in critical, but stable condition.

“Our community is shocked at this incident and our hearts and prayers are with the injured and their families at this time,” said Kristine Sleighter, a spokeswoman for the Show Low Police Department.

At least one of the victims was transported to Phoenix for treatment.

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