Police shoot at suspect after he tries to run officers over

Posted: Updated:

PHOENIX -- A suspect is in custody after police say he tried to run over officers and rammed their vehicles.

Suspect surrenders

RAW: Officers shoot at suspect after he rams vehicles - Two officers opened fire after a suspect rammed officers' vehicles while trying to flee from a house under surveillance.

Related links:
Search Video:

Officers from the Department of Public Safety and the Goodyear and Phoenix police departments were investigating a stolen vehicle at a house near 57th Avenue and Flower Street, which is just north of Thomas Road.

Officer Luis Samudio with the Phoenix Police Department said the house was under surveillance Tuesday morning when officers saw a man leave the home with a bag in his hand and place it into the stolen vehicle.

Officers immediately surrounded him.

Samudio said the suspect was able to get into the car. Using both the car and a pickup truck he hit police vehicles and tried to run over the officers.

Two of the officers feared for their lives and fired their duty weapons at the suspect.

The 23-year-old suspect was not hurt and surrendered to officers.

Another person exited the house, saw what happened and ran back inside the home. Police do not know what his involvement is in the investigation and he is still outstanding

One Phoenix police officer and one Goodyear officer fired their weapons. They were placed on administrative leave, which is standard procedure for an officer-involved shooting.

The suspect's name has not been released.