Armed suspect shot by Phoenix police in custody
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) - A man is in custody after a shooting involving officers in Phoenix late Thursday night. The shooting happened in a neighborhood near 107th Avenue and Camelback Road just before midnight.
Phoenix police say they received a call about a suspicious person in the area. When officers arrived, they started talking to a man nearby. While talking to him, officers heard a gunshot and turned around to find another man with a gun. Officers told him to put the gun down. It is unknown what led up to the shooting, but officers then shot the man.
After the shooting, the man ran into the neighborhood, and police began looking for him. Shortly after, they got a call from a neighbor saying a man was shot. Officers were able to find and arrest him. He was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. No officers were hurt during the shooting.
The investigation is ongoing. The man’s name has not been released.
This is the 32nd officer-involved shooting in Maricopa County and the 51st in the state in 2022.
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