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May 26, 2010 9:44 AM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

Phoenix police say officer shot, killed

Police say an officer has been shot and killed at a gas station convenience store in west Phoenix.

Police spokesman Sgt. Trent Crump says the officer died at St. Joseph's Hospital. The shooting occurred around 1 a.m. Wednesday. Police had responded to a call about a suspicious vehicle in the neighborhood around 19th Avenue and Indian School Road.

Authorities have not identified the slain officer. Other officers are gathered at the hospital to show support. Detectives are investigating. Traffic is restricted on 19th Avenue.

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