Feb 8, 2014 5:36 PM by Associated Press

FBI to review deputy's shooting of Eloy suspect

CASA GRANDE, Ariz. (AP) - Federal authorities are investigating the fatal shooting of stolen car suspect by a Pinal county sheriff's deputy.

FBI spokesman Manuel Johnson told The Arizona Republic ( Friday night that the agency is conducting a review of the Jan. 14 shooting of Manuel Orosco Longoria, who was later found to be unarmed.

Johnson says the review is standard procedure and declined further comment.

Sheriff's officials say the 40-year-old Longoria repeatedly told authorities during a car chase that he had a gun and wouldn't be taken alive.

They say the Mesa man refused to obey verbal commands, yelled profanities at the deputies and suddenly reached into his vehicle just before the deputy fired.

Eloy police also say Longoria made hand motions that he had a gun.


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