At least ten people were seriously injured on Saturday (June 19) morning after a man driving a pickup truck plowed into cyclists at a bike race in Show Low, Arizona, before he was pursued and shot by police officers.
According to authorities, the suspect, who was driving a Ford F-150, hit multiple bicyclists at about 7:25 a.m. local time during a benefit state championship race known as the ‘Bike the Bluff’ event. The 35-year-old white male then tried to evade responding officers, who shot him a little over a mile away.
Police say one of the bicyclists was airlifted to a hospital in Phoenix and the others were taken to hospitals in the area with various critical injuries.
A spokesperson for the Show Low Police Department said the suspect was also in critical condition.
According to the event’s website, the race was started in 2008.
(Production: Njuwa Maina)