1 Suspect in officer-involved shooting caught, 1 loose

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Update from the scene

UPDATE: Tuesday morning

PHOENIX -- The man police say pulled a gun on an officer is in custody and a busy intersection in southeast Phoenix that was closed all night was re-opened to traffic Tuesday morning.

It all started with an armed robbery at a Jack in the Box near 48th Street and McDowell Road at about 8 p.m. Monday.

An officer on his way to the scene spotted a man matching the general description of the suspect. The officer, who was in a marked patrol car, ordered that man to stop.

According to police, the man initially looked like he was going to comply, but then he pulled out a handgun.

The officer fired once at the man, who then took of into a nearby neighborhood.

Officers and K9 units spent nearly three hours searching a very large area before locating the man at a home near 47th and Portland streets.

The 19-year-old man, who has been identified as Michael Chandler, surrendered without further incident.

According to Officer Jonathan Howard of the Phoenix Police Department, investigators have determined that Chandler was not responsible for the Jack in the Box robbery that sparked the situation.

Howard said it's not clear yet why Chandler pulled a gun on the officer. Chandler has been booked on charges of aggravated assault on a police officer and carrying a concealed weapon.

The suspect in the original armed robbery is still on the loose. He is described as a black man between 5 feet 7 inches and 6 feet tall. He was wearing a black hoodie sweatshirt, long dark shorts and white shoes with red accents.

The intersection near the restaurant was closed for hours while officers conducted their investigation. Police were finally wrapping up at the scene at about 6 a.m.

Neither the Chandler nor the officer was hurt.

The officer, a 6-year-veteran of the police department, will be placed on administrative leave, which is standard procedure any time an officer fires his service weapon.


PHOENIX -- Police confirm that there has been an officer-involved shooting near the intersection of 48th street and McDowell.

According to authorities, the suspect shot at Phoenix police during a robbery. Police returned fire.

The business that was robbed was a "Jack in the Box" restaurant.

Police say that no officers have been injured in the gunfire. Police are still searching for the suspect.

No word on if the suspect was injured in the gunfire exchange.