Suspect dead after chase at Ariz. military base

Security officers shot two suspects during a police chase


Associated Press

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Authorities say two men were shot by security officers after they drove a stolen car through a gate at an Air Force base outside Phoenix during a police chase.

Officials say one of the men died and the other was wounded.

The crash occurred at the entrance to Luke Air Force Base in Glendale, outside Phoenix. The base trains pilots to fly F-16s.

Base spokesman Capt. Jerry Gonzalez said the pair allegedly stole a car and drove through a security gate as they attempted to flee from authorities.

Gonzalez said base security forces set up a roadblock. As the driver tried to run it, security officers fearing for their safety opened fire.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Officials at Luke Air Force Base in Arizona say one man is dead and a second man was wounded after base security opened fire on two people in a stolen car that drove through a base gate.

The crash occurred at the entrance to the air base in Glendale, a Phoenix suburb. Base spokesman Capt. Jerry Gonzales tells KPNX-TV that no one on the base was injured.

Both men were taken to an area hospital.

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