Suspect dies following officer-involved shooting in central Phoenix

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No officers were hurt in the shooting. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) No officers were hurt in the shooting. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
Police said they tried using a gun that shot beanbags on the suspect but it didn't work. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Police said they tried using a gun that shot beanbags on the suspect but it didn't work. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
The man still charged at officers so another officer shot the suspect, Pfohl said. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) The man still charged at officers so another officer shot the suspect, Pfohl said. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -

A man has died after police said they were forced to open fire on him in central Phoenix.

It happened at 16th Street and Yale Street, which is south of Thomas Road, around 4 p.m. on Sunday evening. 

Police say the suspect involved has been identified as 25-year-old Charlie Joseph Murillo. The suspect was pronounced deceased Sunday night. 

According to police, officers received a 911 call about a man with a knife who was acting irrationally. 

When the first officer arrived, they say that Murillo started beating on the officer's vehicle with a knife.

The second officer arrived and ordered the suspect to drop the knife.

"Another officer did deploy a non-lethal, or less than lethal, beanbag gun in an attempt to stop this person," said Sgt. Alan Pfohl with the Phoenix Police Department. "That did not have the desired effect."

Murillo still charged at the two officers so the first officer shot the suspect, Pfohl said.

Murillo was taken to a local hospital where he later died of his injuries. 

Detectives recovered a knife at the scene.

No officers were hurt in the shooting.

Pfohl said the stun bag shotgun isn't always effective.

"It really depends on the person, it depends on the clothing, it depends where on their body we hit them with the beanbag," said Pfohl.

He didn't say how many times the suspect was shot.

The officer who shot the suspect with his gun is 28 years old and has been with the Phoenix Police Department for about eight months. Pfohl said he was a transfer from another agency and has multiple years of experience.

The second officer is 31 years old with nine years' experience in law enforcement, police said.

 An investigation is underway.

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