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    Oct 2008

    AZ - Officer Carlos Ledesma, 34, fatally shot in Phoenix drug sting, 28 July 2010

    Chandler police officer, 2 suspects die in Phoenix shootout

    At least one Chandler police officer and two criminal suspects were killed in a shootout during an undercover drug operation that went awry in south Phoenix on Wednesday evening.

    The names of the dead were not immediately available late Wednesday because Phoenix police were still trying to sort out what happened inside a residence in the 2300 block of West Darrel Road where rescue personnel were called around 6:45 p.m.

    The crime scene is in the vicinity of South 23rd Avenue and Vineyard Road.

    A Phoenix police spokesman, Sgt. Steve Martos, said the Chandler police undercover operation involved about a dozen officers, some of them members of the Chandler department's SWAT team, when shooting erupted inside the home.
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    What a heartbreaker! Praying for their families and friends.

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    choctaw beach,florida
    So terribly sad!

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    From July 2016
    A man accused of participating in a drug deal that led to the killing of a Chandler police officer in 2010 pleaded guilty to second-degree murder Thursday.

    Thandika Taweh Singleton also pleaded guilty in Maricopa County Superior Court to solicitation to commit possession of marijuana for sale.


    Arrested were Singleton, Darnell Reuna Jackson, John Howard Webber, Jerry Wayne Cockhearn Jr., Eldridge Auzzele Gittens, Christopher Paul Gonzales, Corey Royalty and Anthony Jerome Wright.

    Gonzales pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in October 2012. Gittens pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and possession and use of a weapon in a drug offense in October 2013. Webber pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and a marijuana violation on July 15.

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