Authorities say one drug suspect was killed, another one injured and an undercover police officer wounded after a shootout in the parking lot of a Mesa supermarket Tuesday night.
The Mesa officer, whose name has not yet been released, is in stable condition.
The conditions of those injured weren't immediately released and neither were their names, gender, ages or hometowns.
Det. Steve Berry with the Mesa Police Department said two undercover cops were meeting some suspected drug dealers in the parking lot of a Fry's grocery store at the Ellsworth Plaza when the operation went terribly wrong.
"When those individuals came out of their car, they started firing at our officers," Berry said.
Police say the suspected drug dealers just started shooting. Officers aren't sure yet if the suspects knew their potential buyers were police.
Berry said they shot one of the officers in the leg, so his partner fired back.
"Two of those individuals from inside the car were struck by our officers and have been taken to local hospitals," Berry said.
The CBS 5 news helicopter was flying overhead when one of the police K-9s dragged one of the men out of the suspected drug dealer's car.
"The third suspect from inside the car did surrender himself and was taken into custody without any other incident," Berry said.
Police say there were five drug suspects total. One of them is dead, another is in the hospital and three are in police custody.
Officers are continuing their investigation.
Stay with KPHO.com and CBS 5 for more on this developing story.
Copyright 2012 KPHO (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Friday, May 24 2013 12:29 PM EDT2013-05-24 16:29:51 GMT
Every week, CBS 5 News is sent a list of restaurants that have been recently inspected by Maricopa County's Environmental Services Department. CBS 5 News selects five restaurants with some of the highestMore >
Every week, CBS 5 News is sent a list of restaurants that have been recently inspected by Maricopa County's Environmental Services Department.More >
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:43 AM EDT2013-05-23 15:43:24 GMT
Fallen officer's daughter graduates from kindergarten
Hundreds of Phoenix police officers showed their support for a fallen colleague by attending his daughter's kindergarten graduation in Anthem on Wednesday. Officer Daryl Raetz was killed in the lineMore >
Tatum Raetz, 5, graduated from kindergarten in Anthem Wednesday and hundreds of uniformed Phoenix police officers were there to show their support for the family.More >
Thursday, May 23 2013 12:39 PM EDT2013-05-23 16:39:28 GMT
Dan Marco's son was murdered in 2010. (Source: CBS 5 News)
Only people who have lost a close loved one can understand the pain of Travis Alexander's family"My heart goes out to them, because I understand," says Dan Marco, who's son Zachary was murdered in 2010.ZacharyMore >
Only people who have lost a close loved one can understand the pain of Travis Alexander's family.More >
Friday, May 24 2013 2:31 AM EDT2013-05-24 06:31:07 GMT
Jodi Arias (Source: CBS 5 News)
It is now in the hands of the 12 jurors to decide if Jodi Arias will live her life behind bars or if she'll be executed. The defense and prosecution gave their closing statement Tuesday afternoon andMore >
The judge has declared a mistrial in the penalty phase of the Jodi Arias trial. The jury announced late Thursday afternoon that they could not reach a unanimous decision on life or death for Arias.More >
Thursday, May 23 2013 1:33 PM EDT2013-05-23 17:33:26 GMT
Remember the Kmart's "Ship My Pants" ad? Well Kmart isn't finished with their controversial ads. The company launched their latest video about Big Gas Savings on Thursday. It even features the sameMore >
The company launched their latest video about "big gas savings" on Thursday.More >