PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) - ​A suspect has died from his injuries after an officer-involved shooting Saturday evening in Phoenix, police said.

Just after 7 p.m., the Phoenix Police Department received a call about a domestic violence situation near 32nd Street and McDowell Road

A woman told officers that she was involved in a physical altercation with the suspect, 35-year-old Eric Hagstrom, who left her at the location and got away in her vehicle.

Officers then received a call of a crash near 40th Street and Thomas Road.

When officers arrived at the crash scene, they found that the victim’s vehicle  but Hagstrom was nowhere to be found. 

Police then received an unknown trouble call near 44th Street and Thomas Road.

According to Phoenix police, an officer arrived on scene and contacted a witness, who told them that Hagstrom had a gun and was lying down in the driveway.

The officer then contacted Hagstrom in the driveway and gave him verbal commands to drop the gun.

Hagstrom then pointed the gun at the officer, police said.

The officer then fired his weapon at Hagstrom, striking him and ending the threat.

A gun was located at the scene where the suspect was lying down.

Hagstrom was transported to a hospital where he died from his injuries.

According to police, the officer involved in the shooting is a 30-year-old man who has been with the department for a year and a half. 

No officers were hurt during the incident.

The incident is under investigation. 

 


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TCGUTHRIE

Firstly let me state that I'm not anti-cops, I have the utmost respect and admire and appreciate their sacrifice and service, but after reading about the number of police shooting vs' civilians in Arizona, let me just say what the heck!!!!!!! In regards to this particular article, the happenings behind this shooting seemed unnecessary and questionable because the victim was laying down in the driveway, so unless the inexperienced nervous police officer walked straight up to him, and knowing that the victim had a gun, I doubt that the officer approached him and was likely protected behind his vehicle and out of firing range, if that was to happen, it just stated that command was given, the victim didn't follow order right away, so was the police shooting the victim to kill even necessary, because that's was his intention was once he fired his gun. There also was no mention of a body cam!!!!!!!!
The article also stated that Eric Hagstrom had a "past" record, SO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Shredder

Poor Eric; a troubled soul. Another low life gone.

TCGUTHRIE

The article stated that he had a
"past" record, is it fair to assume that he's a low life and his life is less meaningful as you or the cop who shot him. I think a "troubled soul" is someone who does not value life and pre- judges another man!!!!!!!!

TCGUTHRIE

And actually several of his neighbors that actually knew this man had a different opinion about this man and his character, and none of the statements mentioned and described him as a low-life!!!!!!!!

ArizonaG30

"No officers were hurt during the incident" Best part of story. Office goes home

trsalemme

This news agency is quickly losing any and all credibility. "Hagstrom then pointed the gun at the officer, police said"
So why do these moron reporters keep calling them "officer-involved shooting?"
What the heck are you yellow bellies afraid of?
Why aren't you saying, "Man dies after pointing gun at police."???

ArizonaG30

Liberal FAKE NEWS always make the POLICE out to be the bad guy

trsalemme

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