Richard Ruiz Killed by Phoenix Police Department

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Category: Police - City
Old Crime Scene Address:
7611 W Thomas Rd
Mapping Police Violence:

Around 11 a.m., police were called for reports of shots fired and a subject with a gun outside of the Desert Sky Mall. He had reportedly tried to carjack two vehicles, shooting the occupants. Police shot and killed Richard L. Ruiz as he tried to escape in a pickup truck in the mall's parking lot.

Victim's Name: Richard Ruiz

Agency Responsible: Phoenix Police Department

Gender: Male

Age: 38

Race: Unknown race

Date of Death: December 23, 2019

County: Maricopa

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Official Disposition: Pending investigation/No Known Charges

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: No

Armed: Allegedly Armed

Weapon: gun and vehicle

Threat Level: attack

Fleeing: Car

Body Camera: No

Washington Post Database ID: 5317

Geography: Urban

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