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Updated: MCSO deputy involved in Guadalupe shooting

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Posted: Thursday, September 13, 2012 1:10 pm | Updated: 4:43 pm, Thu Sep 13, 2012.

The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office has identified a man  killed in a deputy-involved shooting in Guadalupe Thursday morning.

MCSO spokesman Jeffrey Sprong said no deputies were injured in the incident  that happened around 9:45 a.m. near Hardy Drive and Guadalupe Road.

Tempe police spokeswoman Molly Enright said in an e-mail that Tempe police  responded to an attempted burglary call and MCSO deputies responded to assist. MCSO said while investigating, a deputy came across a suspect with a  knife who was threatening the deputy in some way.

The deputy shot the suspect.

That suspect, who has been identified by MCSO as 19-year-old Joel Smith, was  taken to a local hospital.

Smith was pronounced dead at the hospital, according to MCSO.

A second suspect was taken into custody, Tempe police said. That suspect’s  identity has not been released.

Stay with ABC15.com for updates on this developing story.

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