PHOENIX -- Phoenix police say an officer fatally shot a man who had pointed a handgun toward two officers while they tried to negotiate his surrender.
Sgt. Trent Crump says the man was shot Thursday on the sidewalk outside a midtown treatment facility near 13th Place and Campbell Avenue. The man earlier threatened to kill himself.
According to Crump, the man produced a gun and made that threat while talking to a crisis team who called police.
Crump says the crisis team and other patients in the treatment facility were evacuated before the man was shot.
Crump says the man had a history of mental illness and drug abuse.
His identification is being withheld pending notification of relatives.