A suspect was killed in the second officer-involved shooting last week.

It happened Saturday just before 5 p.m. near Southern and 15th avenues.

Phoenix police say officers were searching the neighborhood for a suspect, identified Sunday as 28-year-old Andres Arteaga, with a felony warrant.

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Two officers were patrolling the area when they located the suspect.

"When the suspect realized officers had seen him, he began to run from officers," said Sgt. Armando Carbajal with the Phoenix Police Department.

They say Arteaga ran and tried to break into a home.

"The suspect ended up in between two houses, and attempted to force entry into a side door, into what we believe was a garage of one of those houses," said Carbajal.

When officers caught up with Arteaga, an officer reportedly tried tasing him, but that didn’t work.

Arteaga reportedly drew a handgun, so the officer opened fire. The suspect was killed.

"He drew a weapon, and the officer drew his service weapon, fired at the suspect and ended the threat," said Carbajal.

No officers were injured.

The officer who discharged his firearm has been identified as 42-year-old Officer Eric Roy. He has 10 years of service.

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"Obviously any time law enforcement puts their uniforms on and go out and serve the community, it's always dangerous, and it can always end in a situation like this," said Carbajal.

The incident was terrifying for those who live in the neighborhood.

“What I heard was anywhere between six and nine gunshots being shot.”

Carolina Gonzalez lives on the corner of 14th Avenue and Sunland and saw crime scene vans rushing in.

“It was scary because for one I was home alone,” said Gonzalez.

This was the second officer-involved shooting in the past few days.

On Thursday night, an officer and a suspect were both shot and wounded in an officer-involved shooting near Cave Creek and Cactus roads.

The next day, Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams sat down with Nicole Crites to discuss the issue of officer safety in this city.

“I oftentimes get asked questions, you know, ‘What's going on in our community?’” Williams said. “Well, violence is going on in our community!”

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“I am concerned about people pulling guns on my officers,” Williams said. “I’m concerned about people … shooting at my officers. This is not how society is supposed to operate.”

“There’s a 45 percent increase in aggravated assaults against officers,” she continued.

What’s fueling that increase? Williams doesn’t know yet, but she says she intends to find out.

This is the 35th officer-involved shooting this year in Phoenix alone.

"Law enforcement is a dangerous job, and police officers in the community go do it day in and day out," said Carbajal.

#BREAKING: Phoenix PD says officers were searching for a felony warrant suspect near 13th Ave & Sunland. Say suspect ran & tried to break into a home, officer tried tasing him & didn’t work, so officer shot & suspect died. 35th officer involved shooting in PHX this yr #azfamily pic.twitter.com/8vL1xzW9hk— Briana Whitney (@BrianaWhitney) August 19, 2018
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