DPS Trooper Shoots Suspect After Struggle On Loop 101

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SCOTTSDALE — An Arizona Department of Public Safety officer-involved shooting occurred on Monday along Loop 101 near Tatum Boulevard.

According to authorities, the shooting occurred just before 6 a.m. when a trooper was patrolling the area.

The trooper saw a vehicle in the gore point partially blocking traffic and the driver appeared to be passed out.

When the trooper made contact with driver, 28-year-old Dion Johnson, there was a struggle and the trooper fired his service weapon striking Johnson.

A second DPS trooper arrived on scene and helped remove Johnson from the vehicle. Phoenix firefighters responded and took the suspect to a nearby hospital where he later died.

Eastbound lanes of Loop 101 in Scottsdale were closed for several hours during the police investigation.

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