The Latest: Officers shot, suspect dead at Arizona Walmart

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Posted: Apr 23, 2016 1:45 PM

CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at a Walmart store in suburban Phoenix (all times local):

10:41 a.m.

A woman told metro Phoenix television stations that she heard gunshots Saturday morning at a Walmart Supercenter where two officers were shot and the suspect killed.

Cynthia Ayala says she was in a dressing room at the Chandler store when she heard a noise that sounded like pallets falling. She later realized it was gunfire. She says the shots came one after another.

She exited the dressing room when things calmed down and was escorted with other shoppers to the store's garden center.

Chandler police spokesman Seth Tyler says both officers are in stable condition, but one was in surgery.

Police were called to the Chandler store to remove a trespasser. The shooting erupted upon their arrival.

The male suspect has not been identified.

Police have not released the names of the officers.

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8:30 a.m.

Authorities in a Phoenix suburb say two officers have been shot and a suspect is dead.

Chandler police spokesman Seth Tyler says the shooting happened Saturday morning at a Walmart store.

Tyler says both officers are hospitalized in stable condition.

According to police, the officers were called to the Chandler store to remove a trespasser.

The shooting erupted upon their arrival.

It is still considered an active scene.