Phoenix PD: Suspect dead in officer-involved shooting

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Phoenix police are investigating an officer-involved shooting near 75th Avenue and Indian School Road.

According to Phoenix police, officers responded to a call of a vehicle being stolen.

When they arrived on the scene, they found a 23-year-old man identified as Kevin Robles with a folding knife acting agitated. Police say officers approached Robles and he held up his knife toward them, police said. They told him to drop the knife but he refused.

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Phoenix PD said officers tased Robles three times but that didn't bring him down. He started going toward the two officers with the knife and one of them shot him.

Sgt. Alan Pfohl said Robles died from his injuries at the hospital. No officers were injured.

Police said the officers involved were a 51-year-old man with 24 years of service and a 46-year-old woman with 20 years of service.

An investigation is underway.

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