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Officer Cabrera was shot and killed before he exited his car

Salt River Police Department Officer Jair Cabrera (ODMP photo)

Police Officer Jair Cabrera was shot and killed while making a traffic stop near the intersection of Chaparral Road and Pima Road, on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, at 3:05 am.

The vehicle pulled into a gas station near the border with Scottsdale city. A subject armed with a rifle exited and opened fire, striking Officer Cabrera before he exited his patrol car. Three subjects fled the scene on foot but were all apprehended.

Officer Cabrera was transported to Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

Officer Cabrera had served for seven years with the Salt River Police Department. He was survived by his parents, brother, and girlfriend.

Please contact the following agency to send condolences or to obtain funeral arrangements:

Chief Patrick R. Melvin
Salt River Police Department
10005 East Osborn Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85256

Phone: (480) 850-8200

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