Phoenix Police Dept. IDs officer involved in deadly shooting

The Phoenix Police Department have identified the officer involved in a shooting last weekend as Officer Andre Wesson. (Source: 3TV/ CBS 5)

The Phoenix Police Department in Monday identified the officer involved in a deadly shooting as Officer Andre Wesson.

Wesson, 28, chased after a 58-year-old suspect, John Wussler, on foot after the suspect fled from police near Monte Vista Road and 32nd Street last weekend, according to a Department spokesman. Once Wesson caught Wussler, the two broke out into a physical fight.

Wesson pushed the suspect away and pulled out a Taser when Wussler drew a gun from his waistband, according to the Phoenix Police Department. Police said Wesson responded by pulling out his own gun to fire at the suspect, ending the altercation.

[RELATED: UPDATE: Suspect in officer-involved shooting has died, police say]

Wussler was taken to the hospital where he underwent life-saving surgery. However, he later died from his injuries, according to Phoenix Police.

Wesson was not injured during the incident.

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