Glenrosa Officer-involved shooting

PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- A man is dead following an officer-involved shooting in west Phoenix on Saturday afternoon.

According to Phoenix police, officers responded to a home near 59th Avenue and Indian School Road for a call about an aggravated assault that came in before 1 p.m. The caller said a man who tried to kill him last week came back with a knife, threatening to hurt him. 

Two officers arrived and reportedly saw the man wanted in connection to the call sitting in a car in a driveway after the caller pointed him out to them. After calling for additional backup, the officers approached the car to let the man know they were investigating an aggravated assault. When the officers asked the man to get out of the car, he rolled up the window and displayed a gun. 

When the officers demanded the man to drop the gun, he began to lift it instead. That's when the officers shot inside the car, striking the man. The suspect was taken to the hospital, where he died from his injuries. 

Police confirmed no officers were injured, and said both officers were wearing body cameras.

[2020 Officer-involved shootings]

This is the 28th officer-involved shooting so far this year in Maricopa County. 

 

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