UPDATE: Man fatally shot after allegedly rear-ending deputy in Goodyear

One man is dead after a deputy-involved shooting Thursday afternoon in a busy shopping center near Dysart and McDowell roads in Goodyear, officials said.

At about noon, a deputy with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office was sitting in his vehicle on a lunch break when a vehicle hit his from behind, said Sgt. Joaquin Enriquez, an MCSO spokesman.

When the deputy exited his vehicle to check on the driver, a man later identified as Pedro Rubio, 42, approached him with a knife, Enriquez said.

Rubio continued toward the deputy despite receiving commands to drop the knife, and the deputy shot him, he said.

Rubio was transported to a local hospital in serious condition, where he later died, Enriquez said.

No deputies or civilians were injured, he said.

Rubio was the only person in the vehicle at the time of the shooting, Enriquez said.

The Sheriff’s Office is requesting anyone who was an eyewitness to the incident, or who possesses photographs or video, contact the Sheriff’s Office at 602-876-1011.

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