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The Metro light rail line is shut down heading eastbound in downtown Phoenix after police shot and killed a carjacking suspect near 1st Avenue and Jefferson Street.
The light rail station at 1st Avenue and Washington Street is closed as police investigate the carjacking, police pursuit and shooting near the Cityscape development downtown. A police official said the station would be closed for several hours.
The fatal shooting occurred Tuesday morning on Jefferson Street along the light rail tracks.
Valley Metro spokeswoman [color=#334e91]Melissa Quillard said the system is using buses to shuttle passengers around the closed eastbound downtown segment. She did not have an estimated time for the eastbound tracks to reopen downtown. A Phoenix Police officer said it could be several hours.[/color]
The shooting has closed downtown streets near Cityscape with scores of police with bulletproof vests and some scouring the streets with assault rifles.
Witnesses say a police officer was injured during the incident. The suspect allegedly carjacked a vehicle in a downtown parking garage before the shooting.
This article first appeared on www.bizjournals.com
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