Arizona police chase and shoot a man, 35, after he plowed his vehicle into a group of cyclists during a benefit race and then fled – with four of the seven who were taken to hospital now in a critical condition
Arizona police have shot a 35-year-old male suspect after he plowed his vehicle into a group of cyclists on a benefit race leaving seven victims hospitalized.
The incident unfolded about 7:25 am local time while people were taking part in the Bike the Bluff charity race in Show Low, near Phoenix.
The suspect plowed into the cyclists in his Ford F-150 before fleeing the scene.
Police chased the suspect before shooting him behind a nearby hardware store.
Seven victims have been taken to hospital, according to the Show Low Police Department.
One person was airlifted out and their condition is not known. Four others are in critical condition while the other two are in critical but stable condition.
Other victims required less serious medical treatment following the incident.
The condition of the driver, who has been described as a white 35-year-old, is not known.
Police have not releases the identities of the victims or the suspect at this time.
Bike the Bluff is a 58-mile race to raise money for the Mountain Christian School in Show Low, a town in the White Mountains located about a three-hour drive from Phoenix.
Arizona police shoot man, 35, after he plowed vehicle into a group of cyclists on a benefit leaving 7 hospitalized