Ariz. Deputy Shot by Burglar at Medical Plaza

A Maricopa County (Ariz.) Sheriff's deputy was fatally shot early Sunday after a burglary suspect opened fire at him at an Anthem medical plaza. The deputy was wearing body armor, but was shot by rifle fire.

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A Maricopa County (Ariz.) Sheriff's deputy was fatally shot early Sunday after a burglary suspect opened fire at him at an Anthem medical plaza.

Deputy William Coleman, 50, a 20-year veteran, the first deputy killed since 1995, was one of three who responded just after 4 a.m. Sunday to a report of a burglary in progress, reports the Arizona Republic.

The deputy was wearing body armor, but was shot by rifle fire. The burglary suspect, whose name was not released, was fatally shot by a sheriff's deputy after he opened fire.

Authorities are investigating whether the suspect also killed a New Hampshire couple vacationing in the resort town of Sedona.

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