PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- A struggle over a weapon resulted in a deadly officer-involved shooting in Phoenix early Thursday morning, according to police.
Officers were in the area of Seventh Avenue and Buckeye Road just before 4 a.m. after they received a trespassing call.
Police say a man and woman were in the area and there was concerns involving drug activity.
Officers located the couple and vehicle matching the call descriptions and police say when the 29-year-old male driver, identified at Hector Lopez, opened the car door, a handgun fell to the ground.
Police say Lopez was ordered not to touch the weapon but he dove toward the gun and grabbed it.
The officer struggled to get control of Lopez who was refusing to release the gun.
Police say officers then fired a Taser at Lopez but he continued to resist. He then turned and pointed the gun at the officers.
That's when the two officers shot him.
"The struggle was contained to the immediate area in and around that car in the driver's door," Sgt. Vince Lewis said. "He didn't have a chance to exit or run, the struggle took place inside the vehicle."
Police say Lopez died at the hospital. The woman was taken into custody and booked on an unrelated felony warrant.
Police say no officers were injured.
An investigation is underway into the crimes committed and an internal investigation will be completed as standard protocol involving any officer-involved shooting.
The two male police officers, who have not been identified, have been with the Phoenix Police Department for a year and a half and one year. They will be placed on paid administrative leave while the internal investigation is conducted.
This is the 20th officer-involved shooting in the Phoenix area, according to our records.