Chandler police have ruled a motorist-pedestrian incident that left the pedestrian dead Wednesday morning a suicide.
After talking to witnesses, police determined that Kevin Shaw, 31, of Chandler resident, stepped out into the roadway at the intersection of Alma School Road and Fulton Ranch Boulevard north of Chandler Heights Boulevard.
Shaw was carrying a Bible and had taken off his shoes before making movements that indicated he was considering jumping into oncoming traffic before he leaped in front of a minivan traveling about 45 mph, according to Sgt. Joe Favazzo, a Chandler police spokesman.
Traffic was restricted in the southbound lanes of Alma School road for about four hours following the incident, Favazzo said.