PD: 19-year-old shot, killed by Phoenix police was Bridle Path flasher from 2016

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Chukwumankpam Mbegbu was shot and killed by police Friday, June 29, 2018. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Chukwumankpam Mbegbu was shot and killed by police Friday, June 29, 2018. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -

Police on Tuesday confirmed the 19-year-old suspect shot and killed by police last week is the same person arrested for flashing women jogging along Murphy's Bridle Path in central Phoenix in 2016.

Chukwumankpam Mbegbu was 17 when police arrested him in September 2016.

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According to police, Mbegbu approached women who were jogging, exposed himself to them and then touched himself in a lewd fashion. 

Mbegbu, whose name was not released at the time because he was a minor, was detained at the Maricopa County Juvenile Court Center on suspicion of public sexual indecency and indecent exposure.

Fast forward to Friday, June 29, 2018, when Mbegbu was involved in a fight with a woman in the area of 40th Avenue and Colter Street. 

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According to the Phoenix Police Department, officers were trying to detain and disarm Mbegbu when he fired a shot at them.

Three officers fired back. 

The officers involved were a 28-year-old female with one year of service, a 33-year-old male with 11 years of service, and a 60-year-old male with 14 years of service.

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It's not clear what sparked the fight that was reported to police and investigators have not said anything about how Mbegbu and the woman knew each other.


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