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Jesus Chacon (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office) Jesus Chacon (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)
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GOODYEAR, AZ (CBS5) -

A suspect authorities took into custody in connection with an officer-involved shooting in Goodyear late Wednesday morning has died at the hospital, according to the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office.

Authorities identified the suspect Wednesday afternoon as 26-year-old Jesus Chacon.

The shooting happened about 11:30 a.m. at a Circle K convenience store near Litchfield and Interstate 10.

MCSO spokesman Lt. Brandon Jones said none of MCSO's deputies were hurt.

Chacon approached sheriff's deputies and pulled out a weapon, Jones said. That's when deputies opened fire.

Jones said Chacon had been identified as a "person of interest" in the death of Mark Meginley, 51, whose body was found along a road in Buckeye last week. 

Chacon was also accused in a burglary where a weapon was stolen. The stolen weapon was used to kill Meginley, MCSO said.

It's unclear if Chacon had the same weapon on him on Wednesday.

Stay with cbs5az.com for updates on this developing story.

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