SHOW LOW, Ariz. (AP) — Police in Show Low, Ariz., say a 27-year-old California man who tried to take an officer’s gun and then pulled a knife has been shot and killed.

Michael McKelvey was pronounced dead at a hospital in the town about 150 miles northeast of Phoenix early Thursday. He most recently lived in San Bernardino.

Police Chief Jeffrey Smythe says the incident began when a convenience store was robbed at gunpoint late Wednesday. Witnesses were able to give detailed descriptions of three suspects and their car, including a specific neighborhood where the car drove.

Police found the suspect’s car outside a home. Smythe says three officers were questioning four people inside when McKelvey assaulted them. One officer fired a shot and fatally wounded McKelvey.

The officers were placed on routine leave.

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