Police: Man wounded in officer-involved shooting


by azfamily.com

Video report by Natalie Brand

Posted on January 23, 2014 at 9:38 PM

Updated Friday, Jan 24 at 11:51 AM

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EL MIRAGE, Ariz. -- A man was injured in an officer-involved shooting in El Mirage Thursday night, according to police.

The El Mirage Police Department said it received a 911 call shortly after 6 p.m. about a suicidal man with a gun.

When officers arrived at the 28-year-old man's home near Thunderbird and El Mirage roads, the man reportedly pointed the gun at them and police opened fire.

At least two officers were involved, but it is not clear whether they both fired their weapons and how many shots were fired.

The man's name has not been officially released but neighbors described him as a good man.

The Arizona Department of Public Safety said he was taken into surgery and is in stable condition.

El Mirage police said the officers involved will be placed on leave, which is standard procedure.

The shooting is still under investigation.