According to police, a suspect was shot and killed after aiming a gun at officers while fleeing overnight in Phoenix.
Police say a street racing task force consisting of Phoenix police and the Arizona Department of Public Safety was put in place in the area of 43rd Avenue and Camelback Road on Sunday night.
Shortly before midnight, officers observed a vehicle in that area driving erratically.
"The vehicle took off," Phoenix police Sgt. Tommy Thompson said. "The officers tried to stop it and it would not stop."
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Officers began following the vehicle until the 25-year-old male driver bailed out near 39th Avenue north of Roosevelt Street.
A foot pursuit ensued into a mobile home park, where the suspect began jumping over fences.
Police say that is when one of the officers noticed the suspect was armed with a handgun.
"At one point, he had a gun," Thompson said. "Several of the officers realized he had a gun. He pointed a gun at one of our officers, the officer fired and stopped the threat."
The officers attempted life-saving measures until Phoenix fire crews took over, but the 25-year-old male suspect was pronounced deceased at the scene.
No officers were injured during the incident.
The investigation is ongoing.
Police have closed 39th Avenue between Portland and Culver streets while detectives investigate.
This is the 36th officer-involved shooting in Phoenix this year and the first of two officer-involved shootings Monday morning.
Shortly after this shooting, two officers exchanged gunfire with a suspect roughly 16 miles north on 39th Avenue. The suspect was pronounced deceased at the scene.
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