Police shoot man who allegedly fired at officers in central Phoenix
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) - Phoenix police say a suspect is hospitalized after a police shooting in central Phoenix early Monday morning.
It happened around 3 a.m. in the area of Interstate 17 and Thomas Road after an officer tried to stop a man who was almost hit by a patrol vehicle while crossing the street on a bicycle. During the stop, police said that the suspect became “non-compliant.” The officer then tried to detain him when a struggle ensued, and the suspect broke free from the officer as they observed the man had a gun in his waistband. At that point, the suspect ran off, headed westbound on Thomas Road toward the freeway.
Moments later, the suspect allegedly fired multiple gunshots toward officers, crossed the interstate and headed into a neighborhood north of Thomas Road. At that point, the suspect reportedly moved his hand toward his waist, which prompted an officer to fire multiple rounds, striking the suspect. He was then taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. No officers were injured.
Once released, he will be booked into the Maricopa County jail on multiple charges, including aggravated assault. The suspect’s name has not yet been released.
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