Phoenix PD identify suspect shot, killed by off-duty officer

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The Phoenix police have identified the man who was shot and killed by an off-duty sergeant after stabbing two people on a city bus.

Humberto Edwards, 27, injured a bus driver and passenger before being shot and killed by an off-duty police sergeant on Nov. 4. 

Edwards boarded a Valley Metro bus around 5 p.m. near 51st Avenue and Cactus Road.

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Police say Edwards boarded the bus armed with two knives.

According to police, he pulled the knives on a bus driver and told the driver to keep going. At some point, Edwards cut the bus driver as well as a passenger, then got off the bus. 

Police say the driver sustained a minor injury and one passenger was stabbed. The bus driver then stopped the bus just west of the I-17 underpass near Cactus Road and fled from the bus along with the passengers.

That's when police say he tried to carjack three drivers.

An off-duty, out of uniform police sergeant who was in his personal car saw what was happening and got out to intervene.

Police say the off-duty sergeant pulled his gun and demanded Edwards to stop what he was doing. When Edwards refused to comply, police say, the off-duty sergeant fatally shot the suspect.

No officers were hurt.

One of the victims who was stabbed by the suspect was taken to the hospital, the other was treated at the scene. Neither injury was life-threatening.

The sergeant involved has been with the department for more than 10 years.

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