Aug 5, 2013 10:11 AM by Associated Press

Police fatally shoot wanted man in wheelchair

MESA, Ariz. (AP) - Mesa police says an officer fatally shot a wanted man in a wheelchair as the man struggled with another officer to gain control of a concealed handgun.

According to police, the struggle and shooting occurred while three officers were questioning the 49-year-old man Sunday after the officers stopped him and confirmed that a felony drug warrant was active.

Police say the man was fidgeting with his waistband where officers found two concealed knives during a search.

According to police, the man then grabbed a concealed handgun from his side and a struggled ensued between the man and one of the officers, prompting another officer to shoot the man.

The man's identity wasn't immediately released.

None of the officers were hurt.


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