Suspect hospitalized after being shot by officers in west Phoenix
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) — Phoenix police say officers shot a man reportedly carrying a knife while he approached a vehicle with a driver Saturday morning.
Two officers responded to a call, made around 9:36 a.m., about a man allegedly threatening someone with a knife near 27th Avenue and Thomas Road, says Sgt. Brian Bower, Phoenix police spokesperson.
After arriving and locating the man, they ordered him to drop the knife multiple times, Sgt. Bower says, but the man started running away west on Thomas Rd. Officers used less-than-lethal means while the man continued running toward 29th Avenue.
Officers shot the man once he started getting close to a vehicle with a driver, Sgt. Bower says. The man received medical aid at the scene and was taken to a nearby hospital with serious injuries but in stable condition. The area was closed while detectives investigated but have since reopened.
Phoenix police are hoping witnesses in the area come forward with information on what happened during the shooting. Police say they are looking for the witnesses in a white, early 2000′s Chevrolet Tahoe (see below) that was close to the area of the shooting.
Phoenix police are asking witnesses to contact the non-emergency line and speak with detectives at 602-262-6151.
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