- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 14, 2014

ELOY, Ariz. (AP) - Authorities say a Mesa man is dead after a car chase and an officer-involved shooting in Eloy involving a stolen vehicle.

Pinal County Sheriff’s officials identify the man as Manuel Orosco Longoria.

They say he shot twice Tuesday afternoon and taken to Casa Grande Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Sheriff’s deputies were asked by Eloy police to assist with a pursuit involving a vehicle reported stolen out of Casa Grande on Monday night.

During the 40-minute pursuit, authorities say the suspect rammed a patrol vehicle while attempting to get away.

The chase ended when the Longoria crashed into another patrol vehicle.

Authorities say he refused to obey verbal commands and yelled profanities at the deputies.

They say Longoria was shot after he suddenly reached back into the vehicle.

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