Just before 9:00 a.m today, a Maricopa County Sheriff’s deputy was involved in what appears to be a “suicide by cop” when Ralph Aguilar was shot and killed while Sheriff’s personnel responded to
call regarding a suicide attempt in Sun City.
Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office responded to a home located at 11857 N. 111th Ave for an attempted suicide. When deputies arrived there, the 69 year old Aguilar was threatening to harm himself.
During negotiations, Aguilar, came out of the home and was talking with deputies when he pulled out a gun. A deputy fired a single round to Aguilar. Aguilar was transported to the hospital where he later died.
The case remains under investigation.